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Mr. Beaks Presents His Top 100 Films Of The Decade! Part One Of Four Thrilling Installments!

 

"Remember the bad guys on the shows you used to watch on Saturday mornings? Well, these guys aren't like those guys. They won't exercise restraint because you are children. They will kill you if they get the chance. Do not give them that chance."

 

Preamble

Combine the contentious tenor of the times with the monumental changeover from film to digital, and you would think this past decade would've been a watershed for the medium. It wasn't. If anything, it was a regression. Though there were a number of fine, paradigm-shattering films released over the last ten years, our most talented filmmakers embraced limiting technology (i.e. 3-D and performance capture) in order to appear "forward-looking". In the process, they forgot, or simply stopped caring about, the limitless possibilities of storytelling - right as they were about to enter the most exciting artistic period of their careers. Basically, they gazed into the abyss, realized it was their bathroom mirror, and ran back to the sandbox.

Though Spielberg shrunk from the challenge, many younger filmmakers took up the gauntlet and became our generation's Scorseses, Coppolas and Malicks. Some came from music videos, a few stumbled out of the Sundance lab, and one got his start shooting a geeky British television series. Film may be stagnating, but it isn't hurting; it's just waiting for these new talents to push the medium forward. And from what I've heard about their upcoming efforts, we've every reason to be hopeful.

Now about this list...

My movie decade began inauspiciously with the unsigned Walter Hill film, SUPERNOVA. It will likely end - auspiciously, I hope - with James Cameron's AVATAR. That's right: like everyone else, I have not seen AVATAR, and probably won't until next week. I am also waiting on THE LOVELY BONES, INVICTUS, NINE, SHERLOCK HOLMES and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKQUEL. Obviously, the Cameron and Jackson films stand a decent chance of cracking the top 100 if either director is at the top of his game. But since I don't feel like waiting until the Christmas holiday to reflect on a full ten years of movies, I've decided to just do my list now, and make adjustments if need be. And if you've got a problem with that, remember that Premiere and American Film closed out the '80s in October of '89 by calling it for Martin Scorsese's RAGING BULL. I'd like to think my number one is equally clear cut.

As for criteria, these are not "The 100 Most Important Films of the Decade", nor are they "The 100 Most Award-Worthy Films as Determined by a Group of Fifteen or So Oscar Bloggers Trying To Decipher The Whims of Academy Voters." This is my list. These are the films that moved me, that connected emphatically on their own terms. In other words, just because you tried to put the kibosh on the trading of conflict diamonds doesn't mean your film is automatically worthier than a pseudo-documentary that climaxes with some idiot shoving a toy car up their ass. Pedigree and genre are irrelevant to me; conviction, on the other hand, is key.

In terms of ranking, this list is, aside from the top fourteen, not set in stone. In writing up the first twenty-five movies, I dropped out two titles and bumped one up into the top fifty. One of the films was omitted because I felt I was kowtowing to its cultural significance; when pressed, I decided I really liked the film, but not enough to put it above forty-seven other excellent movies. That film (and many others) will be found on the "Just Missed" list, which I'll publish with the top twenty-five.

Finally, because I have not had time to re-watch every film on this list, I have opted to excerpt paragraphs from previous reviews (if one was written). Since I doubt anyone remembers what I wrote the first time around, I have no qualms with quoting myself (even though it's what conceited individuals typically do). Also, the passage of time has allowed certain films to overtake others in stature. So don't go looking to my previous top tens (if you can find them) for hints as to what the top movies might be. Enough. The first twenty-five...

 

100. BRING IT ON (2000, d. Peyton Reed, w. Jessica Bendinger)

I'm not joking. Dubbed "The CITIZEN KANE of cheerleader movies" by no less an authority than Roger Ebert (even though he shorted the film a couple of stars in his initial review), Peyton Reed's BRING IT ON is that rare teen-skewing film that manages to please its audience (basically by not being boring), while smuggling in clever, subversive elements for older men desperate to justify their ninety-minute leer. From the exuberant opening musical number (quite unexpected at the time) to the climactic cheer competition (where you're rooting for Kirsten Dunst's team to finish second), Reed and screenwriter Jessica Bendinger combine to deliver an uncommonly smart high school comedy worthy of John Hughes in his prime. There are lots of terrific individual scenes (like the flirty brush-off between Kristen Dunst and Jesse Bradford, or, y'know, the bikini car wash), but the film's secret weapon is mighty Ian Roberts goin' Fosse as Sparky Polastri, a pill-popping mercenary choreographer who maniacally preaches the gospel of "spirit fingers". Reed quietly went on to have a terrific decade with DOWN WITH LOVE and THE BREAK-UP. The Jim Carrey vehicle YES MAN was his only (minor) misstep. And then there's the whole FANTASTIC FOUR fiasco, which, if nothing else, will make for a juicy chapter in his memoir.

 

99. THE ICE HARVEST (2005, d. Harold Ramis, w. Robert Benton and Richard Russo)

Harold Ramis's cold-hearted, Christmas-set Midwestern noir about a Wichita, Kansas mob lawyer's inept attempts to cut out of town with the ill-gotten haul of a lifetime is as deliciously nasty a take on human venality as FARGO. But there's no Marge Gunderson to offset the unpleasantness, so audiences stayed the hell away when an indifferent Focus Features left the film for dead over the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday. Critics weren't much help back then either (dirty little not-so-secret: if it's November, and the studio ain't pushing for an Oscar, publicists will practically write a dismissive review for you), but perceptive fellas like The A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin have begun to throw down in defense of this unrepentantly bleak number, which avoids being a complete soul-crusher thanks to Ramis's understatement and John Cusack's sympathetic portrayal of the poor sap protagonist who's got it coming. The ever-undervalued Oliver Platt is also likable as an incorrigible drunk who's unhappily married to Cusack's harpy of an ex-wife. Save this one for Christmas Eve with the family!

From my 2006 Collider review: "Only a filmmaker with the ingratiating instincts of Harold Ramis could make a noir as pleasurably nasty as The Ice Harvest, in which fingers are severed, feet are stabbed and heads blown clean off to offhandedly comedic effect.  Ramis isn’t mean enough to delight in the grisliness of Scott Phillips novel, adapted by the expert screenwriting team of Robert Benton and Richard Russo, so he just shoots it all in his typically understated manner, preferring matter-of-factness to wallowing in the gore. The result is a lean, eighty-nine minute existential muse that lends itself to repeat viewings."

 

98. KINSEY (2004, w. & d. Bill Condon)

From my 2004 AICN review: "Moderation... [is] the most telling characteristic of Bill Condon’s striking, controlled, and deeply affecting KINSEY. Navigating the many pitfalls that normally render the biopic a thudding, studious bore, Condon has pieced together a sympathetic portrait of the complex and still controversial sexologist Alfred Kinsey, who destroyed a nation’s ignorant notions about sexuality with the publication of his SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE, and, in the process, sowed the seeds of his own (unjustifiably) ignoble downfall at the hands of outraged academics and religious fanatics. Because Kinsey’s findings remain largely antithetical to the beliefs of certain strict (and well-funded) Christian Right organizations and their inveighing, microphoned mouthpieces, one expects that the film will be subject to the same cannily organized charges that have sought to invalidate his findings ever since the first study was made public in 1948. But Condon’s careful, compassionate work will stand as its own loud refutation of such fact-challenged noise, for his is a film interested in opening minds rather than closing them." It should also be noted that, between KINSEY and DREAMGIRLS, Condon has quietly established himself as one of our more gifted widescreen composers - and while I love a good deal of the latter film, KINSEY is, for whatever reason, the one that keeps resonating.

 

97. WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001, d. David Wain, w. Wain and Michael Showalter)

Because any film in which Christopher Meloni gets a knowing nod from a can of mixed vegetables (after said can helped him work through his shame-ridden sexual yearnings for inanimate objects) is one for the ages. But also because then rookie director David Wain pulled off a minor miracle in parodying '80s summer camp movies while actually making his own '80s summer camp movie. Strip away the absurd humor, and, at its core, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is a bittersweet tale of first love, with Michael Showalter's nice guy Coop trying to steal nice girl Katie (Marguerite Moreau) away from bad boy Andy (Paul Rudd) - who, while trying to get in Elizabeth Banks's pants, twice commits negligent homicide. Katie's farewell speech to Coop is the most horrifying worst-fears-realized moment in a high school film since Lawrence Monoson walked in on Diane Franklin and Steve Antin kissing in THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN. But the film's piece de resistance is Michael Ian Black sneaking off to the equipment shed for a torrid tryst with a most unexpected paramour.

 

96. THE PIANO TEACHER (2002, w. & d. Michael Haneke)

Isabelle Huppert is a severe piano teacher whose repressed sexual desires explode when she enters into a lustful relationship with one of her students (Benoit Magimel). The young man wants the usual (straight-up fucking), but the teacher, who's spent many lonely years honing her fetishistic yearnings (all the while returning home to sleep in the same bed as her equally severe mother), wants to play sadomasochistic games. The unraveling that follows is painful to watch, but, if you can stomach it, it's one of the most intellectually credible studies of sexually aberrant behavior ever put to film. Take that, Zalman King.

 

95. RAISING VICTOR VARGAS (2002, d. Peter Sollett, w. Sollet and Eva Vives)

A big-hearted romantic comedy set in Manhattan's Lower East Side, RAISING VICTOR VARGAS was exactly the kind of hopeful, homegrown film we needed to see out of the city after 9/11. Though it was shot prior to the attacks, Peter Sollett's movie still felt like a defiant, shoulder-brushing answer to the nation's doubts about the resilience of NYC; I mean, what could be more comforting in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy than the sight of teenage kids falling in and out of love like nothing ever happened? This may be a lot to heap on a small-scale independent film, but that's honestly the way I felt after watching a screener of RAISING VICTOR VARGAS in late 2002. That was the moment I knew we'd be okay. Sollett and Eva Vives wrote their screenplay for this largely non-professional cast after shooting the short film "Five Feet High and Rising" with them. Remarkably, no one runs away with the movie: Victor Rasuk and Judy Marte are terrific as the young could-be lovers, Silvestre Rasuk is immensely sympathetic as Victor's piano-prodigy little brother Nino, and Altagracia Guzman earns huge laughs as the overburdened grandmother trying her damndest to raise two very different boys. Whereas most filmmakers troll ethnic big-city neighborhoods looking for misery or inspiration, Sollett went looking for a universal story. It's a beautifully done, stunningly assured work (with nice, understated cinematography from Tim Orr), and it deserves a wider audience.

 

94. TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (2005, d. Adam McKay, w. McKay and Will Ferrell)

From my 2005 Collider review: "Ricky Bobby, the Michael Jordan of NASCAR played to jut-jawed perfection by Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights, loves to go fast and finish first.  And when he doesn’t finish first, he doesn’t finish at all, preferring to smash up his high-performance stock car while hewing to the philosophy of his no-account drunk of a father:  “If you ain’t first, you’re last”.  Luckily for Ricky Bobby, he’s one hell of a driver; as he brags to an on-track reporter, “When I wake up in the morning, I piss excellence.”  And his winning ways have netted him millions of dollars in endorsements, a smokin’ hot wife (Leslie Bibb), two bratty children who enjoy threatening their decrepit grandfather with physical violence, and the unflagging loyalty of his best friend and racing team partner, Cal Naughton (John C. Reilly)." Though not as memorably insane as ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGANDY, this is still vintage McKay/Ferrell. And the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen as an aggressively French (and gay) nemesis for the aggressively American Ricky Bobby gives the film a subversive charge that, shockingly, didn't seem to bother the NASCAR faithful, who helped make TALLADEGA NIGHTS a box office smash. I initially though McKay could've been rougher in parodying this culture, but "You taste of America" sends the right message.

 

93. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (2005, w. & d. Noah Baumbach)

From my Collider review interview with Noah Baumbach: "MIA since 1997, Noah Baumbach has finally returned to filmmaking with the cruelest dramatization of divorce since Alan Parker’s Shoot the Moon, though this one’s preferable because it has the good sense to be funny.  That’s not meant to be snide in the least; as anyone lucky enough to have a front seat to marital discord in their youth will tell you, there’s something queasily amusing about the disintegration of one’s family.  Oh, sure, you cry a lot, start listening to The Smiths and, maybe, begin experimenting with drugs, but watching the two people who instilled your moral foundation act like fools is the stuff high comedy.  You have to laugh; the only other option is depression, and you might as well wait until you hit your own adulthood before opting into the great gray." If you've ever experienced anything close to what's depicted in Baumbach's film, you know why it's here. Even if he sort of blows it after pulling the trigger on the Big Third Act Incident, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE gets across the agony of divorce like no film before or since.

 

92. GONE BABY GONE (2007, d. Ben Affleck, w. Affleck and Aaron Stockard)

From my 2007 CHUD review: "Gone Baby Gone puts the film critic at a disadvantage. For most of its 114-minute runtime, it's content to be an above average detective yarn distinguished by some deep Beantown atmosphere and an impressive array of carefully modulated performances from old pros (Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman and the underrated John Ashton) and actors on the verge (Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Amy Ryan). Based on a middle entry from author Dennis Lehane's well-regarded Kenzie-Gennaro series, the narrative is engaging and clever enough to keep the viewer from leaping ahead to the late third-act twist. And it's then that the film's sedulously understated central dilemma suddenly ignites, turning what was just a damn good movie into a potentially great one." Fuck that "potentially" shit: this is a great movie. The concessions to Lehane's always-funky plotting are less bothersome on repeat viewing, while the final confrontation between Affleck's Kenzie and another character I'll not identify (because a lot of people have yet to see this movie) is gut-wrenchingly tense: it's an argument between right and right. Affleck got a lot of help behind the camera on his first film (most notably from DP John Toll), but the triumph is in the playing of the drama, and it's all his.

 

91. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (2001, d. Alfonso Cuaron, w. Alfonso and Carlos Cuaron)

From my 2002 AICN review: "Meet Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna), or, better yet, run. Run from Julio and Tenoch before they bugger you seventeen-and-a-half ways to Sunday, for these boys, taken as a whole beast, are a wide open Pandora's Box of teenage carnality. What's worse, their sexually accommodating girlfriends have flown off to Italy on vacation, leaving them, literally, masturbating poolside at Tenoch's politically connected (re: corrupt) father's mansion, launching their young, potent seed off the diving board and into the wide, blue, olympic-sized yonder like sticky, white Greg Lougani." It's amazing to think that, prior to 2001, there was considerable doubt about Cuaron's filmmaking potential. On one hand, he'd dazzled with A LITTLE PRINCESS; but when GREAT EXPECTATIONS failed on every conceivable level save for production design, Cuaron showed warning signs of being an empty stylist. Then the guy retreats to Mexico and returns with a scrappy, soulful coming-of-age tale that plays like the '80s teen sex comedy Francois Truffaut never made. The rest of the decade worked out pretty well for Cuaron, but even when he made the dystopian movie about really long tracking shots, he couldn't top this little gem.

 

90. LAST DAYS (2005, w. & d. Gus Van Sant)

This spot could easily have been occupied by PARANOID PARK, but I went with the movie that spoke more directly to my silly generation. From my 2005 Collider review: "In closing out his Trilogy of Tarr, Van Sant is once again polarizing critics (about the only people who bothered with his last two films), some of whom view him as an opportunist feasting on recent human tragedies for dubious artistic nourishment.  This was certainly true of Elephant, but Last Days is something else entirely – a strangely playful rumination on detachment and surrender that veers far enough away from the tabloid version of Cobain’s fate, intriguingly chronicled in Nick Broomfield’s Kurt & Courtney, that it gradually becomes clear that Van Sant is interested in capturing the gestalt of the event, not the truth.  The external agonies, provided by everyone from a label exec (Kim Gordon) to a chatty yellow pages salesman (real life Yellow Pages salesman Thadeus A. Thomas), are largely irrelevant to the elliptical narrative, but they have an aesthetic value that’s critical to Van Sant’s vision.  This a film that’s felt, not intellectualized."

 

89. ALI (2001, d. Michael Mann, w. Mann, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth)

Yes, it ends with Muhammad Ali's triumph over George Foreman in Zaire; no, it is not just a retread of Leon Gast's WHEN WE WERE KINGS. And yet critics expecting a banal ol' biopic decided that's all Michael Mann's ALI was when it arrived for awards season consideration in late 2001. Actually, it was a tone poem about a man who becomes a god. I understand their confusion ("Whoa, whoa... where are the dates? And the hand-holding voiceover? And why isn't he dealing with the real fight of Ail's life: Parkinson's!?!?), but I cannot countenance the indifference to Mann's exemplary craft. The opening montage leading up to the Ali-Liston I weigh-in is a master class in visual storytelling: in about ten minutes, Mann kills off a huge chunk of exposition and countless obligatory scenes that would've taken any Oscar-happy hack an hour to get across. I guess Mann erred in expecting American audiences to grasp, in passing, the significance of Emmett Till or the sight of a black child watching his father paint a blond-haired, blue-eyed Jesus Christ. That he crosscuts all of this with Sam Cooke warming up a nightclub before launching into "Bring It On Home to Me" only heightens the cinematic delirium. The feeling I get every time I start up ALI is why I go to the movies.

 

88. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000, d. Ang Lee, w. Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai)

The film that brought Wuxia, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh and, not for nothing, subtitles to American multiplexes. And yet what's most amazing about Ang Lee's martial arts epic is that geeks who'd been gorging on this stuff since childhood were just as captivated as viewers who'd maybe seen ENTER THE DRAGON. It's Lee's cautious, contemplative storytelling that sets the film apart from most of what had come before; at times, it feels like he's attacking the genre as David Lean might have. Downside: the clumsy appropriation of the wire-assist style (also used in THE MATRIX) by every third-rate action filmmaker in Hollywood.

 

87. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (2004, d. Peter Berg, w. Berg and David Aaron Cohen)

From my 2005 DVD Journal review: [Peter] Berg's Friday Night Lights isn't just a faithful-in-spirit adaptation of [Buzz] Bissinger's tome; it's a more bone-jarringly realistic depiction of the blood-and-guts nature of the sport than all the pretenders that have come before, including Oliver Stone's adrenalized Any Given Sunday. This is football in all of its unforgiving, body-sacrificing splendor; and if, rather than recruiting, it deters more young men from strapping on the pads, that might not be a bad thing, because the world Berg captures is one that puts an undue premium on athletic greatness at an age when the most of the game's combatants ought to be planning for a future beyond the field of play. Most of the pressure brought to bear on the film's young characters comes from Permian's greats of the past now eking out lives of loud, Skoal-spitting desperation. Though the denouement does its best to send the viewer out on an upbeat note, it's regret rather than inspiration that is the ultimate, subversive legacy of Friday Night Lights. For that reason, Berg's picture feels an awful lot like an American classic. Time will tell." Time has told. And while the television show (created by Berg) has surpassed it in terms of thematic depth and characterization, it cannot diminish the film's self-contained wallop. This movie says as much about American values (good and bad) as it does about football. It's in the canon.

 

86. THE WAYWARD CLOUD (2005, w. & d. Tsai Ming-liang)

Never seen a Tsai Ming-liang film? For the love of Benji, do not start here. After establishing himself as a patient observer of human behavior with a mild mischievous streak, this came spilling out of the Taiwanese master's noggin. Though his gift for exquisitely-framed "action" - with very little dialogue - is still in evidence here, the musical numbers and the (unsimulated) sex force the viewer to reconsider the thematic cohesiveness of Tsai's previous work. Is he just fucking with or has he lost his mind? Having not yet seen his most recent picture, FACE (which received mixed reviews at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival), I'm still unsure. I just know that it's extremely rare for a filmmaker with such an exacting aesthetic to cut loose and, in a way, pollute one's interpretations of his previous, carefully orchestrated work. It'd be like Bergman recutting THE SEVENTH SEAL to incorporate the Grim Reaper segments from BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY. And because I kinda wish that would've happened, I consider the THE WAYWARD CLOUD a rampaging, watermelon-fucking masterpiece.

 

85. OBSERVE AND REPORT (2009, w. & d. Jody Hill)

From my 2009 AICN review: "There's been a lot of talk about OBSERVE AND REPORT's transgressive nature, but that's only an issue if you think [Jody] Hill and [Seth] Rogen (uncredited as a co-writer, but crucial in the shaping of the screenplay) are getting off on Ronnie's bad behavior. I'd like to think they're being more subversive than transgressive - if only because I don't want to feel horrible about having enjoyed their film so thoroughly. It's hard to tell. I'm still laughing too hard to decide whether I should be ashamed with myself - not to mention whether Hill's painted a masterpiece or just said some really uncouth shit." After four viewings, I've concluded that the vagueness of Hill's intent is its saving grace. OBSERVE AND REPORT is a mean, toxic thing that both satirizes and revels in America's love of vigilante justice. Ronnie Barnhardt doesn't want to be a real cop; he wants to be Dirty Harry stamping on a gaping gunshot wound all day, every day. And that's when he's on his medication. When he's off, he'd probably be good with taking to a rooftop and firing away until a sniper's bullet makes the noises stop. Still laughing?

 

84. CHOPPER (w. & d. Andrew Dominik)

Eric Bana's repulsively charismatic portrayal of Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read gave the Australian actor his go-straight-to-Hollywood card. What's ensued has hopefully been a determined act of delayed gratification, which will pay off sometime next decade in a ferocious, scenery-shredding performance of Mifune-esque proportions. Failing that, we'll just give CHOPPER another spin and be satisfied that we at least got this (please skip if you've never seen the film):

"You don't much like me, do you Keith?" Even more of a surprise than Bana's subsequent predilection for quiet, brooding types was director Andrew Dominik's emergence as one of our modern widescreen masters with 2007's THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD. CHOPPER is that film's antithesis: terse, focused and funny as hell. There have been far too many "comedic" portraits of affable sociopaths, but Dominik's film distinguishes itself with its unreliable-narrator shenanigans. CHOPPER is as fun to deconstruct as it is to watch (provided you've got a high threshold for gratuitous violence).

 

83. CODE UNKNOWN: INCOMPLETE TALES OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS (2000, w. & d. Michael Haneke)

A film that demands to be seen twice - if only because Michael Haneke's technique is so apparent the first time around (the "narrative" unfolds via a series of long, uninterrupted takes), it occasionally overwhelms the drama. On a second viewing, you can settle in and admire the thematic complexity of Haneke's film, which begins as a withering social critique (spurred by a what appears to be an unintentionally disrespectful act) before turning into a multi-character examination of everything from xenophobia to truth in filmic storytelling. As always, Haneke does not suffer casual viewers; if you're not paying rapt attention, you're likely to miss the point entirely. This is one of the few Haneke films that doesn't leave you feeling like you've had your knuckles rapped.

 

82. ADAPTATION. (2002, d. Spike Jonze, w. Charlie & Donald Kaufman)

From my 2002 AICN review: "Much like BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, [Spike] Jonze & [Charlie] Kaufman refuse to play ADAPTATION as merely a comedy. From the opening moment in the restaurant, where Charlie literally sweats out unfettered praise from a producer, there’s an unbearable sense of desperation lurking beneath the morose surface – a panicked need to belong, to be loved, to adapt. It’s on this visceral level that the film connects time and again. Whether it’s Charlie’s doomed attempts at romance, Susan’s longing for adventure, or the tragedy Laroche perpetually suppresses through his mile-a-minute banter, there is, undeniably, a very human heart throbbing in the chest of this picture, which will prove crucial to its finding an audience outside of the art house. For all of Kaufman’s hand-wringing, ADAPTATION is ultimately about finding our place in this world and feeling comfortable with it. Yes, he really was saying something “conventional”, but in saying it originally and vibrantly, he’s made it seem true." The argument against ADAPTATION. is that, once you recognize the "joke" of the third act, subsequent viewings are unrewarding. I don't think the film breaks down that easily, but even you want to say it does, the complexities in the performances (particularly Chris Cooper's) offer ample compensation. Like everything else Jonze has crafted to date, this is some strong, sui generis shit.

 

81. DRAG ME TO HELL (2009, d. Sam Raimi, w. Sam and Ted Raimi)

My review's okay, but this excerptfrom my interview with Patton Oswalt says it better:

Patton Oswalt: ...DRAG ME TO HELL is going to become a weird, talked-about cult item down the road. Right now, all people will remember is "Oh, that movie tanked." But in a few years, people will start looking at it and going, "This movie is a ton of fun, and there's a lot of weird things [going on in it]." I've already started reading the crazy theories online about it. Have you read the one that says it's about a girl suffering from extreme anorexia, and she is slowly hallucinating and going crazy? That's what the whole movie is! And if you notice, every scene that involves food, people are either drooling on it, or when that eye pops into the harvest cake, she never eats it. She never eats anything. And at the end, she's being dragged under the train tracks and being turned into a skeleton. People are saying this is a new REPULSION. And also, the demons are always these weird shadows and silhouettes. Do you ever really see them, or is it her going apeshit?

Beaks: Wow. That's something to consider. I was too wrapped up in the fact that he was staging big, goofy Loony Tunes gags again to notice anything sneaky like that.

Oswalt: But, again, is that her hallucination? Is that what she knows of violence? Because all of her trauma came from this childhood of being this fat, goofy 4-H girl, was she turning to cartoons and snacks, and that's what she's imagining now? I don't know. If that parking garage fight doesn't get nominated for Best Fight on next year's MTV Movie Awards...

"And the winner is... Werewolves Destroy Black Guy from TWILIGHT: NEW MOON!"

 

80. LATE MARRIAGE (2002, w. & d. Dover Koshashvili)

From my Best of 2002 list for AICN: "Equal parts hilarious and exasperating, this Israeli import depicts the travails of Zaza (Lior Loui Ashkenazi) – a thirty-one year old Jewish man being paraded around Tel Aviv by his marriage-minded, tradition-bound parents – who’s trying to keep secret the torrid affair he’s conducting with Judith (Ronit Elkabetz), a slightly older divorcee who’s also carried over a child from her previous union. Drolly observed under the unobtrusive direction of first-time feature director Koshashvili, LATE MARRIAGE is a remarkably precise slice-of-life drama that makes no judgments on any of its many colorful characters, or the potentially stifling institution of arranged marriages. There’s conflict aplenty, but no villains; only individuals resisting, or acquiescing to a cultural practice that’s passed through countless generations. It’s a triumph of unforced naturalism, and nowhere is this more evident than in the film’s protracted sex scene that has been rightfully praised as one of the most realistic ever staged. If Koshashvili continues to capture such a searing intimacy from his actors, he is going to be a major filmmaker." What's say we settle for "noteworthy filmmaker", as Koshashvili has yet to match the excellence of his debut film? As happens to too many foreign-made pictures that fail to get widespread distribution in the U.S., this film fell into obscurity once the year-end plaudits were entered. Due to the tragic shuttering of New Yorker Films, it is now out of print. Criterion?

 

79. RATATOUILLE (2007, d. Brad Bird, w. Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco)

From my Best of 2007 list for CHUD: "Only Pixar (and, specifically, Brad Bird) could make a film championing the wonders of French cuisine and somehow pull in $200 million at the U.S. box office. That it would also be one of 2007's best films is less of a surprise. This was not a project that originated with Bird (the genius behind The Iron Giant and The Incredibles), but his advocacy of the exceptional in a world where average is nothing to be ashamed of sets the film apart from typical family fare. I don't know if it's possible (or even accurate), but the animation in Ratatouille appears to be the most sophisticated and audacious we've yet seen from Pixar. And any children's film that features Patton Oswalt as the lead voice deserves its place in the pantheon." I've returned to RATATOUILLE a couple of times since my initial viewing, and the Proust-inspired comeuppance of Peter O'Toole's critic knocks me flat on my keister every time. Brad Bird is one of the most skilled storytellers going, and this is easily his most sophisticated effort to date.

 

78. NOWHERE TO HIDE (1999/2000, d. Lee Myung-se)

Because NOWHERE TO HIDE didn't open until late 2000 in New York City, I'm including it here - especially since it's been forgotten in the U.S. by all but a handful of critics and Korean film enthusiasts. From my 2001 AICN review: "A wild melding of Hong Kong cinema, Spaghetti Western aesthetic, and the hard-nosed, if fascist, crime dramas of Don Siegel, NOWHERE TO HIDE, from Korean helmer Myung-se Lee, packs in more dizzying style per frame than any film in recent memory, while also managing to be the best meat-and-potatoes action flick since John Woo and Ringo Lam went Hollywood. By the time the film reaches its rain-drenched, railway finale, Lee has achieved the operatic tone of a Sergio Leone western (the soundtrack even samples the "Death Rattle" from Morricone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST score.) It’s the final, thrilling moment in a movie filled with visceral charges unlike even the most jaded action film junkie has ever experienced. For a film that borrows from so many disparate sources, it’s a credit to the singularly talented Lee that he has created a true original through synthesis." The Wachowskis liked NOWHERE TO HIDE so much, they jacked that rain-drenched finale for MATRIX REVOLUTIONS. Of course, as Mike D'Angelo pointed out in this must-read A.V. Club essay, it's not even the most impressive sequence in the film. Lionsgate still owns the U.S. distribution rights to NOWHERE TO HIDE, and they're evidently content with the pan-and-scanned 1.33:1 DVD release. How 'bout throwing some of that SAW money into doing right by a real movie, folks?

 

77. I HEART HUCKABEES (2004, w. & d. David O. Russell)

Jason Schwartzman hires a couple of "existential detectives" (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) to sift through the emptiness of his unrewarding life. When their findings prove unsatisfactory, he delves into the nihilistic teachings of Isabelle Huppert - who makes nothingness incredibly alluring. O. Russell throws all manner of contradictory notions at the audience, but just when it looks like the film is going to collapse into an entertainingly incomprehensible heap, it hits upon a miraculous moment of clarity. Judging from everything that's been written about I HEART HUCKABEES, it sounds like O. Russell treated the making of the film as therapy. He got away with it. Do not follow his example. Jon Brion's soundtrack was composed and recorded during the most fertile creative period in his career (thus far), and contained this perfect little pop song:

 

76. MIAMI VICE (2006, w. & d. Michael Mann)

From my lost-to-the-void 2006 Collider review: "MIAMI VICE bypasses any semblance of setup in favor of kicking off mid-investigation in a trendy South Beach club throbbing to Jay Z's "Encore". The effect is invigorating and like nothing else seen on screen this year: suddenly, your head's bobbing, your senses are alert, and you're right there in the sweaty mass of hip, grinding humanity as this decade's Crockett and Tubbs scan the crowd for their suspect." And then: "The life the job denies, and the sorrow it engenders: this is the price Crockett and Tubbs pay for the illusion of order. There's nothing comforting or simple about it." Mann fouled up by throwing a boat race and other junk into a "Director's Cut" DVD. As is too often the case with Mann, he second-guessed his instincts when he was spot-on the first time. He's a rhythm director; if he deviates from the flow, he throws the whole thing off. The theatrical cut of MIAMI VICE performs like a fine-tuned Ferrari.

For numbers seventy-five to fifty-one, click here. Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks

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  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Glad to know Miami Vice is better than...

    by ricarleite2

    Adaptation and Ratattouille. Can't wait to see Transformers at the top 10.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Talladega NIghts??? WTF???

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Nice list apart from that clunking turkey. And I would have put Adaptation higher. But nice list anyways....... :)

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The decade ends 12-31-2010..

    by Nocturama

    ..but you knew that, right?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    No Shit

    by mrbeaks

    Had no idea. Time to scrap the article.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    by banjo_bob

    A list that begins with slighting not only Spielberg, but Scorsese as well by saying that they're not making quality anymore and have somehow "shrunk away", that goes on to name Talladega Nights AND Observe and Report as the some of the best films of the decade, a full year before the decade is even over. That's just hilarious and sad at the same time. Uninformed as well.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Fuck it Beaks

    by Sebilrazen

    Everybody is doing their "of the decade stuff." Just make sure you're saying the decade that began with "200" and we're good. Speaking of which, people should do 200 lists, not 100, sort of "my 200 for the '200' years"

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Spielberg seems an odd target, there

    by PaulSC

    Is this a 'burned by Crystal Skull' thing? He's had his misfires but I couldn't honestly accuse a guy who could put out as varied and ambitious a collection of films as AI, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, War of the Worlds and Munich in such rapid succession as someone 'shrinking from the challenge', even if I don't think all those movies are entirely successful. By the way, slight typo in there (I assume): Piano Teacher came out in 2002, not 2009.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    I like the idea of this Beaks...

    by Marxeffect

    Definitely looking forward to the next installment. I'm so glad you put BRING IT ON in there, i thought it was just me but I have seen it about 20 times now!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Nocturama

    by Marxeffect

    Did you not read the first part of the article?!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Don't forget "Paranormal Activity"

    by Rocco Curioso

    Best Movie Almost Redeemed By Big Ol' Melonball Titties.<P>Actually, that dubious honor might go to "Mulholland Drive". I liked it the one & only time I saw it, but have yet to understand why it's held in such high esteem.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    And of course the decade doesn't end in 2010

    by PaulSC

    We group decades by their number, not by counting up the years in tens starting from the year one. 1930 wasn't the final year of the 20's.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    PaulSC

    by mrbeaks

    That's pretty much it. I'll have more to say about Spielberg in the next article.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    WEAK!

    by cornholiosbungholio

    No, not the list, but my exposure to movies. I've seen only 4 of the 25 movies listed here - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ratatouille, Adaptation and I Heart Huckabees. While I liked Adaptation and I Heart Huckabees, I didn't much care for Ratatouille and I hated Crouching Tiger... Still, an interesting list. I'm looking forward to the next 75.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    I prefer to call this decade the 100's.

    by Dingbatty

    70's, 80's, 90's...100's. Aughts, Aughties, Naughties, whatever, sounds annoying.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Beaks does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    How can I put this without sounding like a troll... you have pretty awful taste in movies Beaks!<p> There's some real shitters in that list!<p> That said, it's nice to get a pic next to the reviews (bringing aicn into the 21st century), and im hoping you can restore my faith with your next installment.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Indy IV just isn't that significant a movie

    by PaulSC

    It's an inconsequential trifle - not an especially good film, but the geek world is the only place where it hold much significance. I don't think it's all that representitive of recent trends in Speilberg's filmmaking (which often have their own flaws, but not neccessarily the same ones as Indy IV), and I'll be disappointed if Beak's criticisms don't cut far deeper than that one film.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to reading this...

    by Righteous Brother

    I'm sure I'd be hard pushed to think of a 100 though, for this decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    With OBSERVE & REPORT I already know that...

    by YackBacker

    This is a list which I will disagree with repeatedly. So be it...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Nocturma...

    by DrunkyMcLush

    The decade ends this year... count the years starting in 2000 - there's 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 - that equals 10 years.... I suppose you were also one of those people who also said that the new millennium didn't start until 2001 though, huh?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Beaks, Are You Fucking Kidding?????

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Drag Me To Hell was one of the worst movies of the year, not funny or scary, an absolute disgrace of a movie. <P> I know this site suckles at Sam Raimi's teet, but come on, it was terrible. Personal opinions be damned, it was just a bad film!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    you lost me at "Bring it on"

    by Joey_Jo_Jo_Junior_Shabadoo

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    The Squid and the Whale

    by Jerri Blank

    was easily one of the very best films of the decade. Kinsey was fun. And I hearted I Heart Huckabees even if I didn't completely get it. Now I am definitely going to check out The Ice Harvest which is what I love about a list like this. So many great films that I saw that have already slipped from memory and so many that I never got to check out.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Spot on for including Observe and Report

    by barnaby jones

    what on earth were you thinking, including Drag Me To Hell ?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Jerri Blank

    by Drsambeckett1984

    The Ice Harvest is amazing, if you are in any way a fan of Cusack or Thornton, buy the film. It deserves to be on the list, unlike a few others, specifically one I have already mentioned.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    ICE HARVEST was a good film

    by YackBacker

    I don't know if it necessarily qualifies as one of the best 100 films of the last ten years- but the film has a neat noirish feel. And Oliver Platt... fuck is that guy good. Hail to the King! If READY TO RUMBLE makes the list, I'll stop my bitching entirely.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    I love these type of lists! Thanks

    by MorganLeafy

    You can argue till the sun goes down but you will always find some gems you never even heard about. Also, IMO Miami Vice and Ricky Bobby are masterpieces in their own way and fully deserving to be on there.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Terrible taste in movies

    by darrenspool

    Just horrible.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Bring it On, Miami Vice, and Talladega nights?

    by jae683

    Buwahahahahah.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Stopped at 100

    by sith_rising

    which was Bring it On

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    There are only 7 movies worthy of the list

    by Arturo

    The rest should be removed from the top 100, i mean he included Bring It On???? WTF.......

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Defending Kinsey?

    by angel_svn

    I guess people do this when they're perverts looking for justification to cheat on their wives or girlfriends and do who-knows-what in the process. Get a clue. Review the film and stop bogging everyone down with your ill-informed politics and hypocritical social commentary.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "The list is shite." Sir Ben Kingsley.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    WTF?

    by angel_svn

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    100? Way to narrow it down..

    by Silver Shamrock

    and it doesn't help that most of these picks are trash beyond any form of redemption.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Mr. beaks i doudt that you will like AVATAR....

    by standundermyumbrella

    ....since you tore Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Christal Skull a new asshole.AVATAR has A LOT more CGI than Chrystal Skull. A LOT MORE!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Drag me to hell?

    by Maceox

    Drag me to Hell better than Adaptation? Oh My!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    That's right, WTF?!

    by angel_svn

    Piano Teacher: "sexually aberrant behavior" But Kinsey destroyed our ignorant notions of human sexuality? See what I mean? Hypocritical and ill-informed.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Miami Vice

    by Maceox

    Miami Vice better than Adaptation? Ohhhh My!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    oh yes and BRING IT ON is a masterpiece!

    by standundermyumbrella

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Nice Column

    by BGDAWES

    Kudos Mr. Beaks, it's about time someone here sacked up with a 'best of the decade' list. <br> <br> Hairy et. al. - It would behoove you to man up like Mr. Beaks here and come up with your own lists. We (the talkbackers) like to read them, we don't care if our personal favorites don't make your lists. <br> <br> We enjoy reading about the films that you thought were important and the reasons why you enjoyed them; either follow Mr. Beaks lead or give him a nice X-mas bonus if you don't make the same effort. <br> <br> Or you could just write another review for New Moon because we all loved reading those...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    OK, after reading that initial 25

    by seppukudkurosawa

    This looks like it's possibly going to be the most interesting, and truthful, films of the decade list made. I can't do lists, myself. I either completely blank movies which, in retrospect, I'd kick myself for not including, or I shift my opinion around so much that from one day to the next it'd seem like a different list. This, however, is both personal and well thought out; not the usual critical circle-jerk that such lists tend to be. Critics repeat the same few titles over and over again like a mantra, until when you finally sit down to compile something like this, they're the only ones that enter your head. Fuck it, I'd put Bring it On in my list, too! (I've gotta say, I'm not a Ferrell fan, though).<p> Looking forward to the others, Beaks!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Want

    by andrewsubtitle

    This sure is one boring list) "Gone Baby Gone", "Crouching Tiger", "Adaptation" - are worthy, other films are pure shite! Btw, as for Drag Me To Hell - I'm one of the guys who started that crazy theory about hallucinations. I'm even more proud of it now and I can still prove it! Bad flick though.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Nocturama

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Epic fail.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Yeah I'm gonna spend the next hour

    by Series7

    Scrolling left and right to read this fucking article. <P> Is that first picture from Kangaroo Jack?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    BRING IT ON is better then Citizen Cane

    by StarchildAD

    Was anyone else bored as fuck in the theatre when watching Crouching Tiger. Its like Speilbergs 10 hour long happy endings except in Chinese and people dont know if its good or not until they are told by their local newspaper and poster ads.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Kangaroo Jack > Schindlers Lips

    by StarchildAD

    List.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    SCHINDLERS LIPS

    by StarchildAD

    Bring me the dicks of 100 jews so I may lick them.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    drag me to hell

    by Jared

    Saw it for the first time the other day. I thought it was a bit of a yawner. Anyway, what didn't work for me the most is that the main character was overall a really nice person. She denied an extension on a loan that was already several months past due. So what? She was just doing her job. She didn't have any malicious intent.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    If this list doesn't end in District 9 then its a lie

    by Series7

    Because after District 9, nothing else fucking matters.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I fart hukabees and Squid and The Whale?

    by Series7

    Beeks, are you trying to impress some lame art chick that thinks Donnie Darko is the most amazing movie they've ever seen? <P> And better yet did you see The Hammer?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    You know judging by this list

    by Series7

    And the list of movies he still needs to see this year, the one in that list that has the best chance of making it on this list is probably, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKQUEL.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Beaks has 75 more chance to prove to me....

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    that he knows anything about quality movies. I mean seriously; of all the movies released globally across the last nine years and you think BRING IT ON and SNOOZE BABY SNOOZE deserve to take two spaces in the the top 100? They say one man's meat in another man's poison but you must love the taste of poison Beaks.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Tenenbaum

    by Series7

    Yeah that was kind of my problem with Drag Me To Hell. The the thing she did was not that bad. She wasn't overly mean until the old lady started acting crazy. I always hate it when whichs just think because they are witches can do whatever they want, like in Hocus Pocus.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by Series7

    Can this not be reformatted to make it readable?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I'm with ya on Miami Vice but not Ali

    by Star Hump

    Pure Mann crime fun. Totally engrossing. I loved the story, the cinematography, the bad ass female cops and the white supremacist bad guys. I even liked Colin Farrell's mumbling Sonny. Admitedly, it helps if you enjoy Mann's style. I've dug his shit since Thief but I had no use for Ali. Will Smith was a deal breaker there.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    DID YOU JUST THROW DARTS AT A WALL BEAKS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    J/K but 500 Days better be in ur top 2 buddy!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    oh Hocus Pocus...

    by Bouncy X

    the one time i wanted to do reeeeally wrong and naughty things to Sarah Jessica Parker.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Angel SVN, get a clue

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Will Smith is pure shit

    by StarchildAD

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    RICHARDGERE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Snooze Baby Snooze? Dude that's a prime example of what a great movie ought to be. I don't understand you. I've never understood you!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    'Cool' does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Star Hump, totally agree dude. Not only would ALI not be in my best of the decade, it would be in my most disappointing of the decade. Pretentious, boring, meandering mess of a movie.<p> Plus for a site that's supposed to be a champion of 'cool' genre flicks there's none to be seen in Beak's list. Mainly a bunch of biopics and dramas. Surely we ought to see at least a couple of unpolished genre gems in the 75-100 category like TAKEN, THE HOST, RAMBO, OUTLANDER, SWEENEY TODD, SEXY BEAST, etc...?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Beaks you are a fucking moron

    by Proman1984

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    And Spielberg is the greatest director of the decade by FAR

    by Proman1984

    A.I., Minority Report and Munich are all in my top 10 (top 5 even of the decade). The guy is not only not shriking he's constantly growing and you sir are a fool for insulting him.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    And Yes, I do think his movies

    by Proman1984

    Are completely successful with no compromises.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    FINALLY MIAMI VICE IS NOTICED!

    by pr1c3y

    If Danny Trejo had played Castillo it would have been a perfect adaption. No offense to the black guy but he belongs in a club being killed by Tom Cruise.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Seriously though what the fuck does that sentence even mean?

    by Proman1984

    Shrunk from what challenge? You occuse the ONE GUY who still shoots on film of adapting "limiting technology" over one flick out NEXT decade you haven't even seen? Or are you implying that Munich, CMIYC are somehow works of a shrunk direcotor? Either way, you are a fool!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    HEY BEAKS - not that we aren't grateful for your continuing effo

    by mynamesdan

    but this site has a lot of subscribers with a lot of opinions. <p> The decade doesn't end for another year so that should give you the time to organise an AICN reader's poll on the best 100 films of the last ten years. <p> I have to say i totally disagree with a lot of your choices but it's interesting to read your articles on the films anyway- so why don't you let us choose the films and then you'll have to find the good in them - even if you don't like them... <p> like i said- I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but wouldn't it be more interesting if we participated than just filled talkback after talkback with why we disagree with your top 100...?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Cobra Kai, as usual you have professional tastes

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Did you hear that the same team from Sexy Beast have their new one coming out? Called 44 inch Chest. Same director and writer and stars Winstone and McShane again. One to watch, I think!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Come on, Cobra-Kai, this is Beaks we're talking about

    by DVader

    Of course we're going to see dramas and biopics and art-house fare.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    If Beaks includes films from 2000, then we're ok

    by YackBacker

    Yes, the decade doesn't end until the end of next year, but at the very least he ought to have 10 years coverage in order to save face.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I also stopped reading after Bring it On

    by CronenbergResearcher

    And I rather enjoyed Drag Me To Hell.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    As Rex Carsalot said....

    by m_prevette

    an interesting list, but, smacks of "oooh I dare to be different". Possibly not, possibly these are your true choices, but including Observe and Report and Talladega Nights is a huge misstep, there's no way anyone can claim either movie has merit and still be credible. And Gone, Baby Gone is not in the top 20? Whaaa???

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Proman1984

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I will agree with you, Spielberg is a complete legend, I really liked Crystal Skull. Spielberg doesnt get half the respect he deserves, and Munich is fucking awesome. <P> However. I cannot agree about AI, dont care for it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I'd say Boyle is in the running for best of this Decade

    by Series7

    Slumdog Millionaire (2008) <P> Sunshine (2007) <P> Millions (2004) <P> 28 Days Later... (2002) <P> Alien Love Triangle (2002) <P> Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001) (TV) (actually saw this really good) <P> Strumpet (2001) (TV) <P> The Beach (2000/I)

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The CENTURY ends at 2100. The DECADE ends next month.

    by ricarleite2

    A century really represents "100 years", and since there was no "year zero", we start to count 100 years from 1 to 100, not 0 to 99 - although this is retroactive counting, since the julian and later gregorian calendars did not exist back then. BUT a decade, although meaning "ten years", had a DIFFERENT meaning on some cultures, specially on the XX century, when the 40s, 60s and 70s became words to represent a generation. Hence, the 2000s (as I call it) ends this month. End of case.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    44 inch chest

    by JoseJones

    Jonathan Glazer directed Sexy Beast... he does not direct 44 Inch Chest. same writing team though.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Slumdog Millionaire is tripe

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I tured it off after 10 mins, I had absolutely no desire to watch it. <P> Sunshine was spectacular though, even though elements were stolen from Event Horizon.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    the most influential director of the 2000s is...

    by Jared

    Wes Anderson. His visual style has been adopted by countless other films, commercials, and his offbeat, comically lovable characters working through their family issues and personal quirks have been one of the standard film/TV motifs this decade with "Little Miss Sunshine", "Juno", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Arrested Development", "Modern Family", etc.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Having Taladega Nights on a Top 100 of the decade list

    by SifoDyasJr.

    implies that there were only 100 films released in that decade

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Col Tigh, thanks dude. I'll look out for that film too.<p> DVader if Beaks is into biopics, dramas, and arthouse good luck to him but he ought to fuck off and write at a different site not aicn. The dickhead's like a vegetarian at a steak house.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    My top twenty of the decade would include Requiem for a Dream...

    by Chakraborty

    ...Blow, The Prestige, District 9, There Will Be Blood, Adaptation, and possibly Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    By the way, Beaks...

    by Chakraborty

    ...if you're such a big fan of Bring It On, I have some footage from the filming of Step Up 3 in a park in NYC if you want it. I don't think you'd want to post it here, but you could put it on your personal blog or just watch it for your own enjoyment...it's about on par with Bring It On...seeing how you're a fan and all.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I agree Cobra Kai

    by DVader

    Beaks seems more suited for a place like AVClub where they're more about "I know of these things that you've never heard of" and less about the celebration of cool.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I agree Cobra Kai

    by DVader

    Beaks seems more suited for a place like AVClub where they're more about "I know of these things that you've never heard of" and less about the celebration of cool.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Beaks's Best Movie: New Moon

    by darrenspool

    I predict.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Beaks's Best Movie: New Moon

    by darrenspool

    I predict.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Epic fail on the formattring there beaks

    by JettL93

    seriously are we all expected to have 4 foot wide monitors or something...do it right or don't bother doing it at all<P>As for you list, i will hold judgment until you are done but so far it seems like alot of great movies are really low up on your list, Ratatouille should be much higher (and if you leave on pixar movie from this decade off of the list then you sir are retarded). Talledega nights is a great comedy but i hope to see Anchorman break the top 50. Aldo your inclusion of Miami vice is a very sad sings of what to expect on the rest of the list, that movie doesn't even deserve to be on the best million of the century movie list

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    That said...

    by DVader

    I look forward to the next part of this list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I'm not a proper geek. I don't like to rank movies...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I prefer groups of more favorites, less favorites, and a shit pile...and maybe a handful of perfect movies.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Y tu mama tambien is good

    by Chakraborty

    It's about this latina woman who goes on a road trip with some young dudes and ends up fucking both of them. Niiiice. Then they both end their friendship over her. It stars those two Mexican actors...you know...those two.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    ...opening the list with BRING IT ON...those are some giant...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...balls. Mr. Beaks must cart those babies around in a wheelbarrow.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Caurons best movie is prisoner of azkaban

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    You know this to be true

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I would guess that opening the list with Bring It On...

    by Chakraborty

    ...comes with a giant pair of tits. Bitch tits.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I WONDER WHERE LESBIAN HOMEWORK SESSION PLACES IN THIS LIST

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hmmm.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    25th Hour

    by bkiddo25

    Spike Lee's '25th Hour' will hopefully be remembered as one of the best films of the decade. As the first movie to be fully realized in a post-9/11 the world, it's Lee's best work since 1992's 'Malcolm X' and just a tour de force of great performances from Ed Norton, Barry Pepper and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And it never feels like a gimmick or a cheap trick. This film (the novel was written before 9/11) simply needed to take place after the towers went down. It is a New York story and the filmmakers would have been remiss not to acknowledge the attacks. And it works to their advantage. The tone Lee creates and the idea of a city trying to move on from tragedy, unsure if they can, is mirrored beautifully by convicted drug dealer Monty Brogan's (Edward Norton) struggle to correct the relationships in his life the day before he is sent off to jail for seven years. Told over the course of a day, it is just a beautiful movie with three remarkable scenes (The 'Fuck You' scene, The Ground Zero Scene, and Monty's Last Temptation of Another Life Montage at the end). There has not been a movie in the past decade that I have gone back to more and appreciated something new each time. The nuances in this film, the detail in the performances are so specific, are a testament to the skill and craft of Lee. For that reason it is one of my favorite films of the decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    IT'S THE END OF THE DECADE ALREADY?!?!?!?!!?!?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Fuck.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    HAS ANYONE HERE PLAYED NINJA GAIDEN 2?

    by BringingSexyBack

    That fucking game is driving me up the wall. I'm in Venice now with the wolves.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    MY TOP 100 HOTTEST WOMEN ON THE PLANET LIST ENDS WITH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Zooey Deschanel.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I'M NOT GAY. BUT IF I WERE TO HAVE A TOP 100 HOTTEST MEN LIST

    by BringingSexyBack

    You bet your sweet ass Ryan Reynolds would fill all 100 slots. And then some.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    MY TOP 100 WEBSITES ON THE PLANET LIST ENDS WITH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Youporn.com. Aintitcool places #2.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    How bout Jon Hamm, BSB?

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Top 100 Hottest Women has to have...

    by DVader

    Monica Bellucci and Selma Hayek.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    All stretchy

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Fix it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    ...and now I present my TOP 100 TALKBACKER list...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of the decade:<P>Hmm, who's number 100...the BRING IT ON of talkbackers...?<P>Never mind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    DVader

    by Jared

    Can't argue with that.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    IF JON HAMM HAD ROCKIN' ABS AND A SWEET MOUTH LIKE RYAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    He can be on my list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Flickapoo, that'd be an easier number to define...

    by DVader

    If there were only 100 talkbackers.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    They should do a top 100 talkbackers of the decade list

    by JettL93

    there has been some crazy people come through here...who would place number 1...let the voting begin

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I THINK ASIMOVLIVES OR MCMVXVII ARE IN A TIGHT RACE FOR #1

    by BringingSexyBack

    One is known for the briefest of brevities. <P> The other can't stop typing the same stuff for his life. <P> Both are legend.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    JettL I think you'd make it in, at 93 would be fitting. That'd make you The Squid And The Whale of tb'ers (kinda suits with your fisherman tales).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Uh the decade ends in 2009 not 2010

    by vadakinX

    You don't start counting at year 1 you start counting at year 0.Yeesh. <p> Uh...right?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    talkbackers

    by Jared

    What happened to Danny_Glovers_Dick_Blood? Havent seen him around in a while now.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Herrmmmm

    by DVader

    I think I'd have to go with DannyGloversDickBlood as number 1, for being one of the most divisive Talkbackers ever, for not being afraid to reveal his often contradictory opinions, and for being the only Talkbacker in history to get mentioned on mainstream tv AND in a DVD commentary. <p> Plus, he was the first talkbacker, I believe, to inadvertently start the Clone Wars where people began to create TB names extremely similar to his, which fooled a lot of people into thinking the imitator's comments belonged to the real deal. This has now happened with AsimovLives and some others I believe.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    AH ... DGDB

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yes, he spawned a nation of imposters. Truly another legend.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    What happened to Dannyglovers_Dickblood???

    by Series7

    www.aibn.com

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Does this list really need to be 100?

    by eric haislar

    how about 25. And yes this is the end of the decade. 2000 was zero.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Speaking of DGDB

    by DVader

    He quit. Like a boss. Er, I mean, PROFESSIONAL.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Kinsey

    by Come_ON

    Sure he interviewed pedophiles to base some of his studies about what 'normal' sexuality was and didn't report it to anybody. But that of course makes him a hero to the segment of the population that cheers on this open sewer of a society we live in.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    ...JettL93, you just disqualified yourself from any list...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...by repeating my post...but without the scintillating humor or roguish good looks.<P>Wait, nobody knows about my roguish good looks...never mind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    DVader, plus Dickblood gets extra credit for starting his own site too of course.<p> aintitbalenews.com a rather fine site and well worth a visit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Also

    by Come_ON

    some how he provided (horse shit) data that infants have numerous orgasms. Hooray liberals.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    ...Mr. DickBlood is the obvious choice, but is he...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the correct choice? You could certainly make a strong case for him. <P>Pulling a Kaiser Soze at the top of his game was pretty fucking cool too.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The greatest trick he ever pulled

    by DVader

    Was convincing the Talkback world he didn't exist. <p> And like that *blows into hand*, HE'S GONE.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Ha, i deserve number 1.....

    by JettL93

    Remember when i had yoyu all eating out of my hand and you all debated on whether i was real or not...oh yeah My batman posts were even brought up at batman-on-film, and that guy never posts rumours...i'm a legend in my own right<P>Also perhaps myself and DG dick blood share some similarities...anyone notice how he dissapeared and i showed up?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Come_ON

    by Chakraborty

    Those infant orgasms were produced by massage using the tips of AK-47's and bibles.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    ...he's probably Mr. ZeroDickBlood too, just to......

    by FlickaPoo

    ...muddy the waters a bit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Miami Vice...

    by Bumb48

    is fucking awesome and anyone thinks otherwise is a fucking retard.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I guess the rule of thumb here is

    by IAmLegolas

    only include foreign films that have a lot of hardcord sex in it (hardcore by American movie standards).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Pffft, no one believed JettL was real

    by DVader

    No one of any real substance around here anyway.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    JettL I noticed how TITBAG disappeared and you showed up.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Scotsman disappeared too...

    by DVader

    And who was that guy who claimed to be a police officer that knew where we lived and would come kick our asses and rape our anuses?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Top 100 Talkbackers

    by seppukudkurosawa

    1-100: Doc Pazuzu.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    (Ironically that's the same list as the bottom 100)

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Ok i'll admit Jettl93 is not my first nor last TBer name

    by JettL93

    i've had many names and continue to have many name, i'm also on file sharing sites under the name AXXO<P>:But seriously rmember when you all though Indy 4 was going to be called "Indiana jones and the Pharoah's crown"...just because i said it was, that little rumour even made it to chud, coming soon and entertainment weekly if i'mnot mistaken....<P>long live the Legend

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    DVADER - I DON'T KNOW BUT SOUNDS LIKE NYPD TO ME

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    ...I have a soft spot for the performance artist types...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...who show up out of the blue, troll a particular talkback for seventy five hours straight on a non-drowsy Sudafed bender and then disappear.<P>I have a feeling a lot of them are the same person.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Pharaoh's Crown?

    by DVader

    Whoever believed that shit? Or more importantly, who remembers that?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    GabrielGrey, Flickapoo?

    by DVader

    Dioxholster is crazy like that too. But only if its a Stargate tb.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I kind of liked that egg salad guy

    by Chakraborty

    And no, I'm not him. My least favorite of the gimmicky talkbackers is/was that Fred's_Balls_in_a Mason Jar, who thinks it's funny to refer to himself in the 3rd person. He's about as funny as having to babysit someone's mentally handicapped son for hours on end.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I like Fred

    by DVader

    Reminds me of Bob Dole.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Last Days?

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    Really? That movie was a piece of shit. Nobody could possibly enjoy that steaming pile without having to try VERY fucking hard to do so. Fuckin' PRETENSE.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    ...anyone catch "the telemarketer"?...and that vaguely...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...fake Middle Easternish, camel-hair shirt wearing, locust eating, prophet of doom had a decent run for a couple of days..."larat" or something like that.<P>I can never remember the names because they don't stick around...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    And Ice Harvest should've been higher

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    ...no, the egg salad guy was just annoying...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...every once and a while someone really inspired comes along. That telemarketer person posted stream of consciousness poetry type stuff for an entire night...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    telemarketer...the profoundly depressed Scriptgirl talkbacker

    by Chakraborty

    Yeah, I remember him. He needed a girlfriend or a visit with Dr. Kevorkian.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Let's not mention SG anymore

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    ...that guy almost sounded like a real cry for help...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he was probably just fucking around...but still...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Nah, telemarketer was actually parodying the SG fans

    by Chakraborty

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Don't forget the talkbackers...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...who were banned because of the ego-trips of a certain TV-critic...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    ...so just the TOP 100 FALLEN HEROES then?

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this first installments of 25 movies isn't all that interesting anyway...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    My top ten list of this year's Best and Worst TB'ers

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    1) DGDB - Funny. Insightful. Divisive. Much missed. Possibly Insane.<p> 2) Asimovlives - Unintentionally funny. Divisive. Will not be missed by goats. Definitely Insane. <p> 3) CarlThor-Whateverthe fuckhisnameisnow - Insane. Insane. Divisive. Should be locked because-he-is-a-goat-stroking Pedophile, and also certifiably Insane.<p> 4)Lockesbrokedickhandleg - Unfunny. Untalented. Insane, but relentless shut-in with nothing better to do but be annoying. <p> 5) DocPazzuzu- Relentless troll hunter, with an almost encyclopedic recall of every post and a damn near stalkerish attitude towards bridge-dwellers.<p> 6) Media Messiah - Certifiably nuts. The word insane does not do him justice. The term 'Tin-foil hat wearer' was invented for him. He owns the copyright on it. His picture is proudly next to the definition of 'loony' in Merriams. <p> 7) Conspiracy - The greatest short story writer on AICN today. A must read. <p> 8)Motoko - Just because we will find out soon enough if our eyeballs will be indulging in carnal activities. <p> 9) Toadkillerdog - Inteliigent. Funny. Knowledgeable. The best flame war fighter on AICN. <p> 10) BringingSexyback - Relentless. Funny. Either is an institution or should be in one.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    yep dicks in my mouth is what I like

    by JettL93

    why can't you people just understand that i prefer a cock in my mouth over anything else, plus me speeels so grat that you all dan't think i'm a troller

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    i'm 11 right?

    by Bouncy X

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Top 100 Worst talkbackers with Jettl793 topping the list

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    I think that's his name anyway. Gabriel gray is up there too.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I actually LOLd when I scrolled down and saw

    by CherryValance

    Kirsten Dunst. After all the seriousness and then boom there she was it was like a great punchline. Not that there's anything wrong with that as #100. It was just funny in context. I'm ashamed to admit, but not really, that I haven't seen 13 of those movies. Three of them I attempted and then turned off or got distracted and never went back. The Piano Teacher is a good one though, and I probably would have forgotten about it myself. I couldn't do a top 100 of the decade I don't think. Maybe I'll attempt a top 50 one day and post it for everyone's enjoyment. :D

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    So to get in the Top Ten Talkbackers...

    by DVader

    You've gotta be insane somehow. Got it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    This list is pointless...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    We all know that Avatar will take top honors in a couple of weeks, so at least wait until the decade is out, eh?<p>Seriously, though (not that I'm entirely joking about the above), this list simply illustrates what a pathetic decade for film the 00's has been. Miami Vice? Ugh...<p>All hail Avatar; it is the true marker of the start of cinema's second full century!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Ego-trips of a certain tv critic?

    by DVader

    Or those who were banned bc they rightfully mocked Scriptgirl?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Chakraborty Re: Fred

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    The only reason why Fred did not make the list as one of the best is because I have not seen much of him this year. But he is the hands down funniest and nicest Tb'er I have ever seen on these boards.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Vader

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Yup.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    me funnie and nise

    by JettL93

    i always have a goot thing to sai, and my grawmmer is always the best when I type my thouts out for you 2 red, ..... smiles

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Dirk, great list dude, the commentary is spot on!<p> I'd like to see the next ten - pls include Continentalop (his knowledge of film going right back through the decades is incredible, and a cool guy to boot) and Stuntcock Mike (happy to play second fiddle to Dickblood but his dedication to big butts and big tits make him a legend in his own lunchtime).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Oh and I agree about Spielberg

    by CherryValance

    He really disappointed me. Because he starts off the decade with AI which I thought was brilliant, fuck everyone else. And right smack in the middle of the decade he pretty much perfected moviemaking with Munich. And yet he makes a goddamn remake with War of the Worlds. Who needed that shit? And Minority Report was a half a retread of Akira as far as I'm concerned. So I was disappointed in him BEFORE Crystal Skull was even the beginning of a bad idea. And then what does he decide to do? Fuckin' Tintin? Give me a fuckin' break.</p> <p>Here you have a man that can make any movie he wants. ANY MOVIE HE WANTS. And he chooses to fill his slate with garbage instead of plucking some awesome script out of the ether and giving us the brilliance he's capable of. Sorry dudes, but that hurts my damn feelings.</p>

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Fools.

    by Lost Jarv

    The Bottom 10 Talkbackers are: <P>1)Asimovlives- useless, unfunny, talentless, obsessed, clueless goat molesting cunt. The reason he's far and away number one is that he can't be arsed to use a spellcheck and as result writes in drivel.<P>2)Zfisk- frightening anti-semite <P>3)Animal Structure (need I say more) <P>4)Braffed/glovedone/ eggsalad- whatever else the cunt calls himself <P>5)Wanahahahara- threatening violence on TB= automatic fail <P>6)Gabriel Grey- persistent TB crashing twat <P>7)Harry- because AICN is now circling the drain <P>8)Media Messiah- dude is clearly in need of some meds <P>9)Chhhhhrissssssm- frighteningly republican but completely clueless<P>10)Coughlin's Laws- moronic neo-fascist twat with a boner for palin that doesn't know what a casualty is.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    WTF Talladega nights indeed

    by Logan_1973

    Most unfunny film I've ever seen.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Give TinTin a break

    by DVader

    Let's not knock it until we see some footage.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Top 10

    by Lost Jarv

    Any changian around + Continentalop, the Aintitbale crew, MNG and DocPazuzu. <P>Relentless troll crushing monoliths all of them. <P>The TB'er most deserving of number one is easily DGDB- he may have dubious taste, but he's the only one to be directly quoted in commentary and on TV and if he wasn't so good then why are all those talentless twats cloning him. <P>Do not debate me on this.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    and I'm going to tell Mavra that you missed her

    by Lost Jarv

    off that list Dirk. I fear for you.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Those too. Although that didn't happen to anyone I know. (Not saying it didn't happen. Just that I can't remember any names.)

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Forgot Conspiracy-

    by Lost Jarv

    dude's a genius.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    And THIS is for Asimovlives

    by Lost Jarv

    http://tinyurl.com/yeduj5a <P> Enjoy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    What I love about Jarv's list

    by DVader

    Is that everyone's a twat.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    That is SFW

    by Lost Jarv

    Back to the list that beaks inspired. <P>A few nearly made my top 20, most are complete fucking wank. <P>Bring it on, really? Miami VIce? Talledaga Nights? What the fuck.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    What about me?

    by JettL93

    i should be in all the top 10s, because iw rite so many scripts and am in no way a presty troller

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    You think that's bad Vader

    by Lost Jarv

    But they are all twats. <P>Here's my bottom 10 films for the decade: http://tinyurl.com/ybfv39m <P>I used the word cunt in nearly every synopsis. <P>This makes me proud

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    shouldn't MiraHurl be on your list Jarv?

    by just pillow talk

    He did threaten you directly after all.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Jett

    by Lost Jarv

    They all have pedigree, whereas you are a pathetic little attention seeking toolbox. <P>I do give you kudos for the C-No bit the other week though. That was funny

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Mirahurl is a reviewer

    by Lost Jarv

    not a talkbacker. But he is number one on "shittest thing on AICN ever"

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    but you did put Harry in there...

    by just pillow talk

    so I thought MiraPuke deserved to as well. He did sort of breakdown too with Quint, was it?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I barely come round here any more because of Harry

    by Lost Jarv

    and his shit taste, laziness, fatness, countless articles schilling crap that is neither cool nor geeky, so I have to include him somewhere.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    so then he's in your "top ten reasons why AICN

    by just pillow talk

    is not frequented by Jarv anymore"

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Who wants to bet that Mr Beaks will put...

    by AsimovLives

    ... Jar Jar Abrams' Star-Trek-In-Dreams-Only in that list and at the Top 10? Kissing up to his real boss, that's what.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    yeah me and C-No hangin' in a tree

    by JettL93

    K-i-s-s-i-n-g<P>i wiash

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Maybe it will even be number one!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Total boss kissage!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Yup

    by Lost Jarv

    along with Shitgirl lasting a year, Yoko's music column, GONE, the lack of regular twitch, Star Trek pushing, Twilight, and other things.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Asimov, seriously,

    by Lost Jarv

    http://tinyurl.com/yeduj5a <P>Safe for work, and just for you.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    No love for moi?

    by BurnHollywood

    I've been posting under this nick since '04...no shit...<p> http://tinyurl.com/yfozb8f

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    They missed me out as well

    by Lost Jarv

    and I've been here since turn of the century <P>*Goes for a cry*

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Actually, greatest TB-er ever

    by Lost Jarv

    The Dark Lord 2for2true: <P>SHITHEELS!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Beaks do you get paid to write?

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Your preamble was nearly unreadable. The gibberish you strung together in a vain attempt to form cohesive sentences is a joke, much like this list. <P> Hundreds and hundreds of movies to choose from and you open w/ "Bring It On". That's fucking embarrassing.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Apparently

    by Lost Jarv

    Fucking Bring it on. What a joke.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Well I've been posting under this nick since 97

    by DVader

    Or, D.Vader at least. Till I got fucking blocked by the Powers that Be for no fucking reason at all.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    2for2true transcends mere talkbackers...

    by just pillow talk

    He is more. <p>Much more.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Jarv that goat link is amazing

    by DVader

    Come on now, who made it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    What about that guy who posted fake star wars stuff

    by JettL93

    what was his name..i wonder if he ever showed up again as a different name, i personally liked the guy, he was funny and awesome

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    And with that,

    by Lost Jarv

    I'm outta here. <P>See you in the next list or if they ever bother getting Twitch back on form. If not, see any changian at Moonwolves. <P>Asimov- you can fuck off and choke on a goat cock you talentless spunk bubble.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Its funny, there was a story a few weeks ago...

    by DVader

    Where one of the AICN editors subtly chastised other movie sites for pushing Twilight stories only for the sake of bumping up their traffic. I wanted to cry FUCKING HYPOCRITE but I had been banned. Er blocked. Or what the fuck ever.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Vader,

    by Lost Jarv

    Before I go- It wasn't me- it was Barfy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Fantastic.

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Yup

    by Lost Jarv

    Hypocrites. Shit, even 2 years ago this site was worth something, now it's down to substandard shit and blatant goatfucker hit bait on nerd trek. <P>Pathetic

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Let the circle jerk begin!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Anyone who self nominates for a "best of" list is automatically disqualified.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Gone Baby Gone

    by mh79

    was great. Last Day not so much.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    YOU'RE ALL TOP 100 IN MY BOOK

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Jarv

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Just read your list and just wanted to say THANK YOU for calling out Funny Games. Jeeeessssssuuuussssss Christ, how that movie got made TWICE is beyond me. <P> The only thing I disagree w/ you on is Inland Empire. Maybe I just like Lynch movies, but it does make sense if you are willing to watch it a couple times and maybe do some research. You are right about one thing tho, it is like putting your brain in a blender, haha.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Stick It was better than Bring It

    by Stabby

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    BSB's up there on my list

    by DVader

    Always funny. Always yelling.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    No problem,

    by Lost Jarv

    and on that note- My cigarette is now rolled so I'm off to the pub.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon should at least be

    by Stabby

    in the Top 50. MIAMI VICE?! WHAT A TOTAL POS!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    JettL: Legend in his own mind...

    by Skyway Moaters

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Numbers 11-20 of this years top Tb'ers

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    11) IndustryKiller - Insightful. Sarcastic. Occasionally an under the bridge-dwelling and contrarian. <p> 12) Lost Jarv - Very funny, very British and totally relentless killer of Portuguese goat strokers. <p> 13) Continentalop - Insightful. Proud Skank-ho lover, and perhaps the most knowledgeable about film noir on AICN. <p> 14) DVader - Long-Timer. Knowledgable, and hard-working film maker who will one day proudly use the casting couch on Megan Fox II. <p> 15)ThusSpakeSpyMunk - Hypocritcal, homosexualist troll, who says one thing, then contradicts him/herself in the very next post. <p> 16) Cobra-kai - Invented new way of attracting attention with the subject-less post that is now all the rage. His Dojo also has the best parties with lots of skank. <p> 17) JeTTl93 - Insane. But found his 8 1/2 minutes of fame by pretending to be the writer/caterer/dog-walker/piss-bucket-boy/hand-job giver of every film in hollywood for the past ten years -and some people fell for it. <p> 18) Subtitles_Off -Either an insomniac or unemployed or both. But he is a relentless and at times pointless 24-hour a day poster who only lives to see a Nolan TB reach 10,000 posts. <p> 19) NerdRageRetard - Super Troll. Holds the distinction of never even once being funny even after one thousand posts in the same TB. Even a retarded chimp with palsey no hands could at least be funny once in a thousand posts. <p> 20)SouthAfricanGuy - Relentless, some say chlorophyll, defender of the as yet unseen Avatar. rarely appears outside of an Avatar TB

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    MIAMI VICE - MANN's RETURN TO 80's COOL!!!

    by SeXX ED

    I FUCKING LOVE THAT FILM. The trailer park scene... unbelievable.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    20a) Ringwearer - appearing in only Peter Jackson

    by just pillow talk

    related threads, with a passion of utter disdain towards Mr. Jackson.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    And by the way, Mr Beaks, the decade ends...

    by AsimovLives

    ... in 2010. All decades start at the "1" ending year. An "intellectual" such as yourself should certainly had to know that! It's excusable that the dirty unwashed hoi poloi such as myself might miss such knowledge, it's to be expected, but not from the intellectual powerhouse that is Mr Beaks, he who is so intellectually knowledgable he can bring Samuel Breckett to a Bad Boys 2 review. I'm actually suprised the intellectual Mr Beaks continues the common man fallacy of ending the decades in the "9" ending years. I expected from knowldge form such an intellectual as yourself, Mr Beaks. Disapointing!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    GRACI DIRK AND VADER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Y'all just made my Top 2.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    ???

    by ALLENGUINDON

    Were you just sifting through the $3 bin at Walmart and decided to list what you pulled out?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Having a fetish

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    for films that have people of different age groups fucking does not make Beaks an "intellectual". <P> He opened his list with BRING IT ON.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    CLEARLY BEAKS WAS MAKING A FUNNY WITH BRING IT ON

    by BringingSexyBack

    Come on now. Let's not take entry 100 too seriously.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    "100. BRING IT ON... I'm not joking." - Beaks <P> I'll pay to have this inscribed on your headstone someday Beaks. Just Bill me in 30-40 years.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    And of Couse... Ms Mavra Chang

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    The smartest. The most beautiful. The most earth-shakingly awesome TB'er that AICN has ever seen -with the finest donkey on planet earth!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Of course

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    BEAKS YOUR A PURVVVVVVEE

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Kim Gordon

    by SSquirrel

    is the bassist/one of 3 guitarists for Sonic Youth. SY joined DGC in 89 and got A&R privliges to basically sign bands they felt were worthwhile. They were never executives at DGC. They also own their own small labels these days, so maybe technically.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Oh man the fires are gonna burn at the end of this list

    by IndustryKiller!

    But so far a pretty interesting list all around. A solid mix of well intentioned picks I would say. I think the jury is gonna be out on this one until we get to the nitty gritty at the end, THAT'S where the real pain is gonna come and personally I can't wait for the debates in the talkback, that's gonna be a lot of fun. SO far there is only one film (and i haven't seen nearly all of those) that I don't think deserves to be on there and that's Last Days. A film shamelessly about Kurt Cobain walking around int he woods and eating cereal. I could see how in theory that verite fly-on-the-wall style might seem interesting, but as far as I'm concerned if you are offering literally ZERO insight into an incredibly famous genius' (no I don't want to debate whether he was a genius or not)life and you still make the film about that person then it's a bit exploitative. I don't think thats what Van Sant meant, but I do think his intentions were masturbatory, he seems almost painfully uninterested in Kurt Cobain as a man in favor of Cobain as subject. And I remember in interviews at the time he denied that it was even necessarily based on Cobain. I mean come the fuck on, you can think we're stupid but at least try pretend not to.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Top 10 Best and Worst Talkbackers

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Top 10 Worst: <p>10)Lockesbrokenleg – Useless as tits on a bull. Inane comments, terrible taste in movies <p>9)Dioxholster – Idolizes Star Gate Universe out of all proportion - and probably takes it up the Star Gate as well. <p>8)Spazatronik2000 – Political conspiracy spamming buffoon.<p>7) All Dickblood clones (bar one)/acolytes – ie. James_Cameron_Strangles_A_Bitch, Prolapsed Anus, Dickcheese, etc.(too many to count or even remember) – Completely unoriginal and contributed nothing to the TB’s save angry bile.<p>6)Laserpants – Clueless, ranting T2 hating moron; coined the infamous phrase 'We Wub Yoo Robodaddy', which quickly wore out its welcome<p>5)Walter B – That’s right; Bruce Willis makes the list for turning up, demanding a blackbox, and pimping his shoddy PG-13 wares (Die Hard 4), before quickly skedaddling when it was question time.<P>4)ThusSpakeSpyMunk – Deranged and schizophrenic autistic, homosexual, Native American, Twilight fellating, gore loving, non-white hating, self-loathing, ultra right wing crackpot. Entertaining, though.<p>3)Tranny Cum Gulper – The epitome of a mindless, hating drone. Nothing to say, just tedious lists, inexplicable grammar and caps lock ranting. <p>2)DannyGloversDickBlood – Has his supporters, but to my mind one of the very worst people ever to set foot in the TB’s – aggressive, boorish, unfunny, knowledgeable enough to make detailed arguments but ignorant enough for those arguments to be wildly and laughably off the mark, bizarre Christian Bale obsession,vile misogynist rants. An all round superstar example of everything that’s wrong with internet forum posters.<p> 1)Nerd Rage Retard Strength – Troll par excellence. Never once said a damn thing that was even funny, original, or insightful. A relentless spammer and a shut-in sad-case. Absolute scum of the earth. Should have been forced to slide naked down a rusty razor blade into a giant vat of bleach and vinegar. Zing!!<p>Top 10 best coming right up...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    This decade thing

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Okay, so the first year was 1 A.D., not 0 A.D. So noted in the annals of time. In practice though, we measure decades by years 0 through 9. We talk about the 80s, not the eighth decade of the 20th century from from 1981 and 1991. Everyone else does it because it's common practice and anything releasing a best of the decade next year is going to look stupid. Also Bring It On is a pretty good movie. I was dragged to this in the theater and it had hot girls wearing cheerleader outfits in a well-crafted movie. I think maybe the "Citizen Kane" comment is a bit of hyperbole but it makes sense as a good 100. The bizarre pick here, for me, is Miami Vice. I guess I can try to drag my brain into the viewpoint that Miami Vice is a movie that could be liked but only as a clinical experiment. Better than Y Tu Mama Tambien? I just can't see it. I like crime movies, I like the actors in it (talk about mining HBO for their character actor gold, but the film is all style and no substance. I appreciate the other recent Mann movies, but Miami Vice repelled me out of the theater in a way that few movies are able to.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Top Ten highest grossing director of the past decade

    by Series7

    World take. Starting with 10: David Yates,Chris Columbus, Ron Howard, Carlos Saldanha*, Micheal Bay, Adam Adamson, Sam Raimi, Berg, Gore Verbinski, Peter Jackson.

  • Now, that would be interesting. I know I would probably be on Herc's S-List.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    C-No is in the top 10 grossing directors of the decade

    by JettL93

    His 2 batman films alone put him up there, but he also made money with Insomnia, memento and the Prestige, now of course we are talking worldwide box office, because really why it's still broken down into territories and the fact that USA and canada's total overshadows the rest of the world makes no sense...did you know that Ice age 3 was one of the highest grossing films this year? no, because most people only look at it's North american Box office

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    The Best

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Top Ten Best (+1):<p> 10) ABKing – His near homo-erotic enthusiasm for Sly and Arnold knows no bounds. Hilariously requests them for roles and movies that will absolutely never happen and are completely out of the bounds of all-known plausible reality (Tango and Cash 2; Commando 3!?; A prequel to Rhinestone – just kidding, he never said that). A truly passionate fan regardless.<p> 9) AsimovLives – Don’t always agree with everything our Portuguese friend here says, but admire his relentless, dogged ability to attack anything he dislikes and stand by his opinions, even if his obsession with ‘Jar Jar Abrams’ and ‘STINO’ gets a bit wearying at times.<p> 8)Doc Pazuzu/Mr. Nice Gaius – These two seem to share similar personalities – expert troll hunters and not shy in expressing their dislike of ‘unworthy’ posters. <p> 7)Gabriel Gray – Probably shouldn’t be on the list, his spamming nearly ruined the site, but really, his relentless throttling of the hapless and completely helpless Nerd Rage was a treat to watch.<p> 6) Dickblo0d Zero - Didn’t do much, but gets a place for disgracing and making a mockery of that puffed-up self-important clown, the original Danny Dickhead.<p> 5)Media Messiah - Crazy as a shit-house rat, and all the more entertaining for it.<p> 4)TehCreepyThinMan/CarlThomMark – Persistent commitment to coming back after multiple bannings. Legendary rants about emotionally crippled women, working in the burger bar, attacking Don Murphy, and other hilarity. Also highly entertaining.<p> 3)Kwisatzhaderach – All round straight shooter.<p> 2)Motoko Kusanagi - A true prophet and a sage. Perceived from the off Avatar’s magical, eyeball ravishing qualities (soon to be decisively proven), and wasn’t reticent about proclaiming it.<p> 1)Southafricanguy- Like Kwisatzhaderach, an all round decent fellow, and capable of intelligent, informed discussion, which should be the idealized model for decorum around these parts (oh, if only).<p><br> Honorary Mention - +1)Sly Stallone – Technically not a Talkbacker (unlike his polar negative colleague, Brucie W, he didn’t directly participate in the TB threads), but I didn’t want to play favourites and nominate someone as the best talkbacker ever, so Sly gets this place for his awesome Q & A sessions (the best thing to appear on AICN in years), and his seemingly genuine dialogue with the fanbase- hell, he even removed 50 Cent from The Expendables by request. Hats off, sir.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I pray for the day when the world finally comes to terms with the fact that Gus Van Sant is a boring douchebag. <P> The man remade Psycho. Shot for shot... oh, but he's a genius because he had Norman Bates jerk off and gave Lila Crane a fucking walkman. <P> Let us also never forget the utterly brainless suck-fest that was Elephant... my #1 all time worst movie ever made, and I've literally seen every single episode of MST3K and 3,000 Miles To Graceland. <P> I'd rather be locked in a room w/ Retard_Rape and a copy of Biodome than have to ever watch another Van Sant film.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    JettL93

    by Series7

    Thats all taken into account, if you actually read my post. And look up who Carlos Saldanha is.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Turd_on_the_run, you got banned and rose 'from the grave'? What you get banned for dude?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    MCMVXVII is the TB of the decade

    by ricarleite2

    Damn you Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    another good list: top ten threads....

    by just pillow talk

    Before my time, but aquaf@g perhaps? <p>I'm sure some LOTR threads could make it, etc...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Stabby...

    by ZoeFan

    I second that.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    My favourite Talkbacker was...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...DerLanghaarige. I wonder what happened to him.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Change does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    For people lamenting the way tb'ers used to be in 'them ol days'...<p> I recently spent a bit of time in the ARMAGEDDON thread one of the earliest tb's from 1998 (don't ask why) and in that tb all the talkbackers have nicks like 'Andy' and 'Pete'.<p> It was a more innocent world back then.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    How about a top 10 list of movie AICN has gushed over

    by JettL93

    Most would think trek would be number one, but lets not forget this sites gay love affair with slumdog millionaire, or it's misguided infatuation with zombieland and drag me to hell

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I wonder what happened to Andy and Pete?

    by ZoeFan

    Just a thought.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    ...some of these talkbacker lists often seem a little...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...heavy on the "professional" or whatever it is gang...cool gang and all, but maybe you guys should all be one entry or something...like what a movie wins Best Picture and seventy five people rush the stage...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Dirk the Amoeba - that is a good list of Tb'ers

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    I may quibble with one or two, but you nailed the descriptions boy, er Amoeba! <p> I am sure I round out the top 25.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I'd like to give a shout-out to all of the fallen talkbackers...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Not necessarily the dead ones, but the ones who seemingly don't come around anymore, and haven't for years.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Sumbody seems disappointed he did not make any list

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Yeah, me too!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    ...DerLanghaarige said he got banned by Herc...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...something about a reality show. I don't know, I don't click over there much.<p> He was around once or twice under a new name, but I haven't seen him since. Good guy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I was both Andy and Pete

    by JettL93

    ...well, I was

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    "Ice Harvest"? Seriously? HUGE disappointment

    by TheSeeker7

    Let me tell you, I was REALLY looking forward to that flick when I first heard about it. Because I really love noir, I like pitch black comedy, and I like Cusack. Holy shit did this movie SUCK. What a letdown. For one it could never decide what it wanted to be. Its tone would shift on a dime like every 15 minutes to something entirely different. Just an awful, wasted mess of a movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    ...Hey_Kobe_Tell, no, I'm not bitter. I don't have...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...strong enough opinions about STAR TREK, STAR WARS, any superheroes, or comics generally to be top ranking talkbacker.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    armargeddon<p> by Andy Aug 7th, 1998 01:24:32 AM <p> This film is worse than Independence Day. It had the most cliched dialogue in any film I had ever seen. Yet another horrid American flag-waving piece of nonsense that couldn't even entertain me with its obscene budget. <p> Maybe we shouldnt give a shout out to 'Andy'. He seems to have a rather large stick up his ass.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Um, RedEgiraahgnal spelled backwards is...guess who?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Psssst, FlickaPoo!

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    It's me. Take a good look at my nickname. But don't tell anyone. I might get banned for the 5th time, just because for making Herc angry once!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    DerLanghaarige got BANNED???

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    That's just criminal. He was around almost as long as I can remember.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Oh, well, that answers that.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Jett - did'ja miss this?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    17) JeTTl93 - Insane. But found his 8 1/2 minutes of fame by pretending to be the writer/caterer/dog-walker/piss -bucket-boy/hand-job giver of every film in hollywood for the past ten years -and some people fell for it. <p> That's too funny!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Herc hates us talkbackers

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    I think if he could, he'd set us on fire with his mind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Only 3 worthy films so far

    by JacksParasites

    The only 3 on the list that actually belong on a best of the decade list (of those I've seen) are Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Adaptation and I Heart Huckabees. I enjoyed Bring It On as much as the next person, but among the top 100 of the decade??? What?!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    ...well, I'm off to kill myself now. Or come up with a new...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...name. It's been good knowing you all...I'll most likely be dead by morning...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I got banned simply for complaining that a certain posted article was a couple of days lagging behind its appearance elsewhere on the 'net, and making the light-hearted crack "Ain't It Old News".<p> Inexplicable really, given some of the nasty shit that folk have posted on here in the past without repudiation, but that's Merrick for you. He must be a very thin-skinned individual.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    ...wait, my two year old kept me up half the night...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...does that get me off the hook of shame?<P>I'm very tired. I'm not myself...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    that's a lie - i'm not insane

    by JettL93

    the other stuff might be true

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Either that Turd

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Or he saw that list of yours - you include some of the most batshit crazy tb'ers in your top ten best and you wonder why you were banned? Ha!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jett

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    He should have added: Tossed salad supreme, as well.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Having Adaptation and CTHD so low...

    by Rhuragh

    ...is fucking criminal. Of course, it's not like we really expected Beaks to have decent taste. You know, it's amazing, this is one of the biggest movie news sites on the net, yet every reviewer other than Quint (and previously Moriarty too) is retarded.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I got banned once because of the farah fawcet talkback

    by JettL93

    I made some comment about cancer and i got banned<P>don't rmember or know what all the fuss was about or why i got banned

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Good call Beaks on Vice

    by GunRunner

    Thanks Beaks for adding Miami Vice in there. I thought it was a highly underrated film, and the ultimate example of a movie that's style over substance approach actually worked in its favor. <p>It's a movie you can watch with the sound turned off and still enjoy.<p>Have to disagree about the Director's Cut boat race intro though; I thought that was an improvement over the theatrical intro.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Good call Beaks on Vice...

    by GunRunner

    Thanks Beaks for adding Miami Vice in there. I thought it was a highly underrated film, and the ultimate example of a movie that's style over substance approach actually worked in its favor. <p>It's a movie you can watch with the sound turned off and still enjoy.<p>Have to disagree about the Director's Cut boat race intro though; I thought that was an improvement over the theatrical intro.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, DerLanghaarige got banned...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...for calling Herc's reality shows "Housewife TV". Too bad. He was around since 2003.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by AsimovLives

    Is Mr Beaks calling this list the TOP MY FAVORITE BEST MOVIES OF THIS DECADE, or is he calling it THE BEST MOVIES OF THIS DECADE? Because of the later, then he does have aspirations to be a definitive list. If you accept it or not, that's your own deal, of cours,e but by giving this notion of a definitive list, he is incorring in just criticism. Which he could be spared some if he had called it his PERSONAL favorite list. And no, you don't assume a list is personal jsut because a person is compiling. Because every lists are compiled by people. If the list is personal, you better call it that.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    "Dude that's a prime example of what a great movie ought to be."<p>I'll ignore the fact that the ending (i.e the reveal and motive of the 'villain') of SNOOZE BABY SNOOZE was complete and utter shit, as the storyline was taken from the source material so the blame goes to the author.<p>From what i've heard, the book actually has a decent pace and is quite riveting. The movie, however fails completely in both areas. It's a slow. tedious trawl to reach the outrageous ending using as many close-ups as possible (Ben Affleck obviously took all of his directing tips from episodes of CSI). Most of the cast seem to be phoning in their performances and the younger Affleck (who i thought was excellent in Jesse James) was wasted here and obviously needed more lessons with whoever was coaching him the accent.<p>This movie is a mess. I actually convinced two of my friends to keep watching it (as they were complaining it was boring) and had to apologize when the credits finally rolled because it was such a slog to get through.<p>I envy people such as yourself who can see something worthy in that movie as it means you didn't walk away with the same bitter taste in your mouth that i did.<p>It does NOT belong in the top 100 movies of this decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    JettL is AXXO?

    by ebonic_plague

    Ha, I DL'd a bunch of movies that you apparently ripped, small f'in world. So, Thanks! <p> My list of underappreciated TB'ers, in no particular order... <p> -RevSkarekroe: Most succinctly funny TB'er ever, his one or two posts in any TB are subtley worded gold. I still remember when all his posts ended with -SK. <p> -Emeraldboy: I love that every post of his seems to be a slightly disjointed journalistic musing on several subjects, one of which is always related to Ireland. Also, I've decided that the best way to read his posts is to imagine them being read by Paul Harvey doing his best Chris Walken impression. <p> -Buzz Maverik: Not very active anymore but thanks to him I have a new respect for Purdy shotguns and Peckinpah movies. I miss his weekly recaps, and also seriously want to hear the epic tale of all the Maverik brothers and cousins. <p> -BSB: I don't know if BSB invented the high-frequency post pattern that seems to dominate this site now, but he perfected it. <p> My other suggestions aren't quite underapprectiated, but deserve their props nonetheless... DocPaz, MNG, DVader, Lost Jarv, Continentalop, TKD, Subs, MCMXVII, YackBacker, Flickapoo, Cobra-Kai, MattmanReturns, Turd, Liberal_Warrior... and undoubtedly more that I can't remember... but all top guys and responsible for much of what makes this site worth reading.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Reality TV is housewife TV

    by JettL93

    just like gossip talk shows are redneck TV and Navy NCIS is douchebag TV

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    liesandpicturesofalsolies

    by AsimovLives

    The pratice is stupid and should be a stop to that. and that Mr Pseudo-Intellectual Poseur Mr Beeaks goes for such a basic mistake is just telling. What is bes,t to go with the mistake, or to correct it everytime you have the chance? The decade ends at Decenber 31th 2010 and that's it. This is not being pedantic. Pedantic is to continue a dumb error because you are too lazy to do anything about it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Turd, that fucking sucks. I can understand why someone who makes a nasty comment in an obit gets a banning but for saying 'aint it old news'... wtf.<p> They'll take me out one day no doubt for some booshit and all those posts will be lost in time. Like tears in the rain. Time to die.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    yeah, how did this turn into a TBer thread

    by JettL93

    who started this shenanagiens?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague

    by AsimovLives

    DocPaz and Lost Jarv actually write posts? All i see them do is bashign the shit out of me, day in day out, with no other subject in their minds and no other efforts in their posts. From my point of view, your choice of those two is weird beyond belief. Unless you fucking hate my guts like nothing else on Earth.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Hey_Kobe, some of them ARE bat-shit crazy BUT

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    they are also very, very entertaining. Lunatics and even trolls are welcome on my 'Best Of' list (the TB's would be much duller without them) - but whether you are the good kind of crazy or the bad, IMO comes down to whether you are entertaining (or serve a useful purpose - in Gab Gray's case, the lesser of two evils). The ones selected for my 'Worst' list were either tedious bores or genuine scum. All IMO, of course.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Lockesbrokenleg should be in every 10 Worst TBers list

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    That dude is a complete asshat. He hits and runs on every TB, shitting out some vile comment usually on something he knows nothing about. A complete waste of everybody's time as well as his mother's bile-drenched womb.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Dirk_The_Amoeba

    by BurnHollywood

    Still leaving me off your suck-up list? Okay, well I'm nominating your mom's mouth as my favorite cum receptacle, followed by your sister's ass.<p> Then your dad's ear.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Late Marriage is a brutal film...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    and GREAT at the same time. Wow, funny and then uncomfortably scary and WTF?! Families are wonderful, aren't they? Main actor is super.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    The only thing worse than a bad 'best of' list...

    by Shepard Wong

    is an intentionally bad best of list. No one, not even Beaks, is retarded enough to actually include some of those films in this list for any other reason than piss people off.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    JettL93

    by BurnHollywood

    Dirk_the_whatshisface and Turd_has_whatever are trying to score brownie points.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    You're on my top list for your name alone.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    awww...poor Asi

    by just pillow talk

    Need a hug? Or perhaps to fuck a goat?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo started it JettL!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Jesus, get a grip.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Beaks you are going catch so much shit over this list!

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Love it! Can't wait to see more!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    My favorite talkbackers:

    by AsimovLives

    kwizachaderach<br><br>rogueleader66<br><br>southafricanguy<br><br>bringbacksexy (for the laughs and deadpan humour)<br><br>Cobra--Kai<br><br>Series7<br><br>Stabby<br><br>Subtitles_Off<br><br>IndustryKiller<br><br>Media Messiah (say what you will about the man, but he's never boring)<br><br>DannyGloversDickBlood (the legend, the insanity, the laughs)<br><br>There's many others i'm missing out, but i haven't seen them in here for a while, and thus i'm forgetting to name them in the list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    just pillow talk

    by AsimovLives

    Sheep like you should be careful to whom they call goat fuckers... just in case they really are.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by ebonic_plague

    I know you guys aren't exactly simpatico, but they've always been stand-up guys IMO. I think your "style" kinda rubs them the wrong way, and while I'm not going to break your balls about it anymore, they were involved in some epic dust-ups before your arrival with another Portugese TB'er who hated Bay and Abrams and shared your penchant for expressing zealous proclamations on their movies, so I can't fault them for their snark. But I'm sure you'd recognize that when the subject of the conversation is anything but Bay or Abrams they are both witty guys with well written points and are a boon to talkback. I'd include you on that list too but you're damn near a TB celebrity, hardly unappreciated, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you were mentioned on the next Trek commentary. Maybe not in the way you want, but still.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by ebonic_plague

    I know you guys aren't exactly simpatico, but they've always been stand-up guys IMO. I think your "style" kinda rubs them the wrong way, and while I'm not going to break your balls about it anymore, they were involved in some epic dust-ups before your arrival with another Portugese TB'er who hated Bay and Abrams and shared your penchant for expressing zealous proclamations on their movies, so I can't fault them for their snark. But I'm sure you'd recognize that when the subject of the conversation is anything but Bay or Abrams they are both witty guys with well written points and are a boon to talkback. I'd include you on that list too but you're damn near a TB celebrity, hardly unappreciated, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you were mentioned on the next Trek commentary. Maybe not in the way you want, but still.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    AL

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Sorry, but I don't see why it matters. Feel free to continue your crusade of education but it really doesn't seem like a 2+2=5 sort of thing. It has become the common shorthand for cultural designation. Ain't isn't a word, but through use it has become accepted. I wouldn't describe the decade quibbles as pedantic, but I would describe them as persnickety in terms of the larger goals of this article, which is to reflect on the past ten years of cinema.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by AsimovLives

    Over-reacting much? Big supporter of Mr Beaks? And your notion of me as a contrarian is misguided. Call The Dark Knight a great movie and wait for me to be a contrarian on that. You would better pull chair and a very confy pillow.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Crazy idea here...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Call this list "The Top 100 Films of the 00's" and then all you OCD decade freaks can go jerk each other off to 2001 millennium calendars.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    liesandpicturesofalsolies

    by AsimovLives

    Then the list should had been called THE BEST MOVIES OF THE LAST TEN YEARS. But to call it the best movies of the naughts list and place it between 2000 and 2009 is just ignorant. Which is so unbecoming the intellectual powerhouse that is AICN's own resident intellectual that is Mr Beaks.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    bring it on...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I cant believe I saw it in the theaters wit my friends... then actually saw more guys from our school in the same row as us... it was a ok movie, but of course Mrs Mary helped out A LOT... plus who doesnt love a gag where a guy slips his finger in a girls booty hole?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    AL

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    A decade is ten years, and he is reviewing the past ten years of film, so I don't see how it is inaccurate. The title is not THE BEST MOVIES OF THE FIRST DECADE IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Dirk that list was hilarious

    by DVader

    Again, Fruit Loops would have been shooting out of my nose if I'd been eating while reading your description of RetardRage.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    hah i stopped reading after Bring It On

    by BMacSmith

    i'm lying. i scrolled down and saw Miami Vice. what a fucking terrible list. i know its a hundred movies but still. no thanks,

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    But, but, McGooCain...

    by DVader

    Beaks started out as an anonymous talkbacking schmuck too!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    HERE"S MY TOP 0 FOR THE AUGHTIES!

    by BMacSmith

    number 0: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague

    by AsimovLives

    Well, i guess their witticism was left in the gutter when they decided to mistake me for some other fellow and decided to became the Kings Of Assholery. And as if i am the only guy in the universe which dislikes both Bay and Abrams. Fuck, EVERYBODY I KNOW who is a movie geek think of those two assclowns as untalented assclowns who make shit movies. Maybe we are all the same person, Borg style, hem? and you bet it rubs me the wrong way their xenophobic shit they spew. Witty peoplwe wouldn't even consdier to do that as a way for personal attack. They can attack me for what they want and for what they will, but to involve my nationality on the attack just shows the spineless little fascist shits they are. They are witty? Maybe only when their mothers write the talkbacks for them while they are visiting the next pigstick eating pig's shit. Forgiving me if i have a lesser then favourable opinion of those two assholes then you have, but i have sene their uglier shittier side, and it far overshadows their better. When the shit overshadows the good, the shit prevails. And me, i don't mistake shit for wit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Ice Harvest sucked

    by JuanSanchez

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by AsimovLives

    How droll.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    i didnt make it on anybody's list

    by GavinVanDraven

    i guess i don't show up to the party enough to be memorable. maybe i just have a life.... oh and Beaks, your list is shit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Turd Has Risen, you forgot Trannyformers Apologist

    by DVader

    Unless that's the Tranny cum Gulper, who I've never seen before...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Miami Vice sucked too

    by JuanSanchez

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Miami Vice is an entertaining film... movie

    by ZoeFan

    Films are made on film. Never the less, I love Miami Vice. A true guys type of movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    If you hate this Top 100 list,

    by Fixxxer

    you should see this one: http://seanstangland.blogspot.com/2009/10/10-years-100-movies-part-1-100-76.html

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    If you hate this Top 100 list,

    by Fixxxer

    you should see this one: http://tinyurl.com/y99h4kx

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    YOU ARE ALL NUMERO UNO IN MY BOOK

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Anyway Asimov, we should be debating the list.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    How did Miami Vice end up on this?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    liesandpicturesofalsolies

    by AsimovLives

    Well, he is calling it the top movies of the decade. And the decade is the way centuries are devided. Decades are the 80s, the 90s, the 00s. And he's talkign about this decade, which started in January 1st 2001 and ends in December 31th 2010.<br><br>Have you ever seen the trailer for 2001: A Space Oddyssey? The trailer says "In the first year of the 21th century, an extraordinary adventure". As you cna see, there was no problem to say to an general audience back then that the 21th century would start in the year 2001. Everybody knew that. The traielrs took that for granted. And today, people go up in arms if there's a mention that this decade started in 2001 and ends at 2010? And that the incorrect goes by because it's too convenient or too lazy to accomodade the knowledge? What happened to people since the 60s that today everybody would nmake such a basic crass mistake and go with it as if there's nothing to it? As if it's the truth?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Woff, is this supposed to be a good list?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Or an Most Overrated films list?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Capone hates talkbackers too

    by DVader

    I think he's the one that blocked my old TB name because I called him out on his terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE "A Christmas Carol" review. <p> Or maybe its Harry's review where I told him reviews like that make it easy for people to tell him "You really are an idiot,"... like I did.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Well McGooCain

    by DVader

    I've had one movie review and one trailer review posted in the past 12 years. I guess I'm working my way up =).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Never heard of most of these movies

    by lockesbrokenleg

    And I knew Pixar would be on it. Every ass kisser has a Pixar cartoon on their list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    liesandpicturesofalsolies

    by AsimovLives

    I have no antipathy for MIAMI VICE. I think it's a terribly underrated movie. Certainly compared to many other Mann's movies, his best, it's hardly at the top. but it's hardly a movie tobe dragged in the mudd either. As far i'm concerned, the movie introduced me to Mogwai's music, and for that alone it has a pretty positive note from me, if that makes any sense. And of course, any chance to have the gorgeaus Gong Li in the big screen (and in a shower scene) is always a good thing. God bless Mann for that!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Dumbest TBer ever.

    by HoboCode

    tie between CoughlinsLaws and FATFUCK aka MorbidObesity. Just ask them what a casualty is. You'll see.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers

    by savagedave

    Buzz Maverick<p>Ol' Painless<p>Conspiracy<p>All the pedalbackers<p>Pazuzu<p>Gaius

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by AsimovLives

    I have to say, my dear foe, that in this instant, we two might be in quite some agreement.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    How does it feel to be mentioned on every single "Worst TBers List" posted here by your peers? <P> Go watch Madagascar 2

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Sweet layout for this article.

    by WickedJester

    I love having to scroll side to side to read an article...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    DVader, I didn't forget him...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I just realised after I posted that I named him Tranny Cum Gulper, instead of giving him the dignity of his actual user name like everyone else. It's my nickname for him, and I guess I had it on the brain while I was typing (someone else coined another nickname for him - Tranny Felcher; also highly appropriate. Was it you? I can't remember).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Whatever asshole. Are you at home beating off to Bring it On?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by AsimovLives

    "YOU ARE ALL NUMERO UNO IN MY BOOK"<br><br>Always the gentleman.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Mogwai is great, I will agree on that and escape this talkback of madness to Sons of Anarchy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives, DocPaz and Jarv bashing you day in, day out...

    by DVader

    And watching you respond is part of what makes this site great. Flamewars and feuds can be awesome. I'm currently enjoying watching Xiphos and the current incarnation of CreepyThinMan/CarlThomasMark go at it with nails extended.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I don't know if I could do a top 100, but the best

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Is easily There Will Be Blood.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Mouth breathers

    by savagedave

    SSzero.....rascist fucktard. Not seen in years, thankfully<p>Media Messiah...someone get the man a straight jacket<p>Jett....like many a good idea, out stayed his welcome<p>CTM1978.....desperately in need of a blowjob<p>Sith_Rising....let to learn that boasting about having a girlfriend with whom you enjoy Twilight probably means you're relentlessly single.<p>Peter Griffin.....semi literate cock, still waiting for his Journey Through Classic Cinema<p>

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I saw Bring it On in the theater with a group of friends...

    by DVader

    It was a group of high school friends and we were all freshmen in college and at home on break. I was sitting with my new girlfriend. Then who walks in late to the movie and sits right in front of us? None other than my old girlfriend- the one I cheated on with my new girlfriend. <p> Gulp.

  • Damn, not one of these films would make my top 50. But fuckit, to each his own I guess.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Asimov, you're crazy and you're helping support that notion

    by DVader

    It is WIDELY accepted that the decade started with the year 2000. Remember the Y2k bug? 2000 is not considered part of the 90's decade. It might be technically wrong, but its the way things are done.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I can barely do a top 100 list of the decade

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Top ten, maybe, but never a top 100.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Asimov, you are partially wrong and jsut being pedantic

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    If you go by the traditional Gregorian calendar, which began in the year 1 AD, then you are correct. There was no year 0. However, mathematically speaking there is of course, a year 0. Not to mention the Gregorian calendar wasn't properly thought out until well after this time. It isn't a lazy mistake, just a different system for marking time - modern notions of mathematics. You will find few who would ascertain the 80's, for example, to be 81-90.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Turd- wasn't me

    by DVader

    I just call him Idiot.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    best tv show of the decade

    by ninja_dynamite

    Biggest Loser

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Explain to me how that post is insulting to me. Better yet, explain to me why someone who hates quality films continues to post day after day on a site he is loathed on. <P> I have a theory that I'll share w/ you. I think you come here because you are in a fact, a complete and total loser. I think that the hate you recieve on these boards is the only attention you get, both online AND in the real world. I think you come here out of some sick desperate need for human interaction, but you unfortunately lack the experience/intelligence/personality to make a good impression on anyone. <P> I'm guessing you already knew all that. I just thought I'd run it by you in case you're too fucking stupid to see it for yourself. <P> How does A Shark's Tale look in HD btw? I bet you can really see the subtle details of all the character's one raised eyebrow.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I gotta go with Coughlin's Law

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    That motherfucker and I had some insane discussions last year prior to the election. Not to take anything away from homeboy DGDB and the CoC crew, but those guys never made me want to choke a bitch like Coughlin's. That cunt nearly made me seek out anger management and is responsible for my current issues with raging alcoholism.<p>And while I think Beak's list is mainly shit, after having done a best of the decade list myself, I have to say it's harder than it seems. And you're hard pressed to find anyone who agrees with even a single movie on your list, especially if it's a more concise list than this.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    McGooCain- stop trying to make this political!!!

    by DVader

    That's not what we need now, we're in the midst of a great big old Talkbacker lovefest! <p> Anyway, kudos to you on your writing career! I do not have aspirations to write for this site. I dunno if Beaks did, but he is a former talkbacker. I've sent in an early review or two when I thought it was appropriate. I think, with a site like this, reader-submitted content is important to keep things fresh and to keep people here. Especially when this site seems to be lagging so far behind in scoops and actual news. Every story the past few weeks has been a list of winners for a screening of some film in Chicago or Austin or LA or... bleh. There's been hardly anything of real substance for a while.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by AsimovLives

    Easy to say when you are at the outside looking in, friend.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    TWBB = overacted piece of shit

    by BMacSmith

    i was embarassed for both actors during the i drink your milkshake scene. fucking terrible movie. no business being in the running for best picture that year.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I love lockesbrokenleg

    by DVader

    He's fucking insane. I defend him as being harmless and he still takes time out to insult me!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I guess you don't enjoy it, Asi

    by DVader

    But it looks like you enjoy coming up with insults and rebuttals.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Best Tv movie movie of the year FAME!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    FAME!! IN YOUR FACE!! FAME!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Troll Alert. If you'd like I can send you a copy of "Bratz" on DVD. I'm sure you'll love it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Shaun of the Dead easily top 3

    by Bruce T Shark

    if not the number 1. Watching it again now and it just keeps getting better. Other potential top tenners; Incredibles, Zodiac and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I'd rather get paid as a filmmaker, McgooCain

    by DVader

    That's what I'm really working on. The reviews I sent here to AICN were just for fun.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Chopper should be higher

    by slimballs

    but it's your list Beaks so you get to have any way you want.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    best TV show of the decade...

    by Jared

    BBC Office

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    whats the love affair with Shaun of the Dead?

    by ninja_dynamite

    Bores me to tears

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    best tv show of the decade

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    is the Wire, though I'd like to thank everyone else for playing.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    top 10 films of decade

    by Jared

    (in no particular order) 1. Traffic 2. Lost in Translation 3. Memento 4. City of God 5. The Lives of Others 6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 7. The Royal Tenenbaums 8. Matchpoint 9. No Country for Old Men 10. Children of Men

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by AsimovLives

    You know what's so sad about those two DocPaz and Lost Jarv fucks? It's that there is no real rhyme or reason behind their antagonism. It's just bashing for bashing sake. I even made the test of posting something in the line of soemthing they agree, and they bashed me for my "retarded coment". This guys don't give a fuck what one says, to them it only matters to talk trash. and i shoudl mistake that shit for wit and whatever? Balls!!<br><br>Let me offer you an example of a different kind. Mr Nice Gaius, i couldn't had started with him in a worst manner. But one day he made this very smart, very knowledgable remark about Cormac McCarthy that impressed the hell out of me. so, i posted in reply to him that though we were enemie,s i was very impressed with his knoweldge of the author, and found his post a most enlightning one. And he replied back to me in great kindness and sympathy. Since them we have been pretty affable to each other, and i really like to chat with him, whenever i ahve the chance. I now relaised our mutual inicial antipathy was just a case of bad communication gone wrong.<br><br>With DocPaz and Lost KJarv, there's no mistake in communication: those two are fucking assholes too full of themselves. How do this idiots define themselves, by their conflicts? What fucking assholes! I even tried to reach to them,a dn what they do? Find any stupid little unimportant insignificant thing to resume the bashing. In Lost Jarv's pathetic case, it was my mention that i have also in me some celtic ancestry, due to the fact i'm portuguese. Lost Jarv, the pussy, decides to be offended by that because he considers himself a Celt and woe he who does not fullfill the criteria, akas, born in UK in a particular dire straights of the country. Fuck that shit. I know that for many british people, their celtic identity is important, to distinguish themselves from the english. But he could take his thin skilled idioticy and shove it up his ass. Ihave chatted with many british celts and they actually find it encouraging and satisfying that there's more celtic culture people thoughout in europe then just the British Isles. Lost Jarv the fuckhead decides to play insulted. He can get that isnult and shove it up his fucking ass, the fucking pussy. He's not a celt, he's a rat's ass. I respect celts, i relate to them and their culture and they ways, and Lost Jarv is no celt. Fuck him and his stupid idioticy. Of course all he really wanted was to fidn an excuse to bash me and resume the antagonism. Well, that's no real way for a celt to behave. Not one worthy of being called a celt. But a pussy, yes, certainly.<br><br>Sorry for the longwinded post about this two assclowns DocPaz and Lost Jarv, but to see those two fucks in anybody's top ten talkbackers is just beyond wrong. It's bizarro universe wrong.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Best TV show of the decade?

    by DVader

    Clone Wars. WOOHAH!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Best movie deaths of the decade

    by ninja_dynamite

    shooting Hitler in the face has got to be in there.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Obviously Tenenbaum likes to be depressed.

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Actually no, BMacSmith is right on the money with TWBB

    by gruntybear

    That plotless mess of a film was and continues to be too highly regarded by too many self-professed film geeks. It was a chore to sit through; with almost zero cathartic release or resolution at the end. It goes right up there alongside "Shawshank Redemption" as one of the most overrated films of ALL TIME.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Tenenbaum

    by AsimovLives

    Traffic is a 2000 movie. It means it belongs to the previous decade, the 90s, which ended in the year 2000.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Tenenbaum I agree

    by ninja_dynamite

    oh wait that's your top ten "best" movies of the decade. Nevermind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    shawshank overrated

    by ninja_dynamite

    you're fucking nuts gruntybear.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    ninja_dynamite

    by AsimovLives

    There's nothing you find enjoyable in Shoau Of The Dead? I found it terribly enjoyable myself. Butt ehn agian maybe i'm biased because i already knew the team who made the movei from the TV show SPACED. For me, what's really overrated is HOT FUZZ. I loved the concept of the movie,a nd it wa a great oportunity to mock the shit out of the worst of the action movies' bulslhit. Instead, the movie goes too reverencial, even appologetic, on it. A missed oportunity. Even bloody THE LAST BOY SCOUT, a Holywood movie, is far more irreverent and critical of action movies then Hot Fuzz. That's not right!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Shawshank is great

    by DVader

    Always makes me feel better, puts me in a better mood, by the time the credits roll.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by AsimovLives

    How droll.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Dvader

    by Jared

    yeah, I guess it is a depressing list. but maybe that's what the post 9/11 film decade will be recognized for. there are a lot of more upbeat film I really liked, but the films I listed are the films I think people will still be watching 30-40 years from now.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Liesandpicturesofalsolies...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...is correct, The Wire is the best TV show of the decade, and probably several of the preceeding decades. <p> But (and I think you'll agree with me on this, Lies) Venture Brothers is the best cartoon, hands down.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Doc can't undterstand the end of 2001

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Pity him. How was Dave digitized? I don't get that. I understood that the aliens captured him to study him. Then sent him back as a starchild to take care of Earth.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    hell yes! incredibles at #1...?

    by mrgreentheplant

    for those who are not obsessed with the film, the opening quote is from Elastigirl. Does that mean it will be number one? only children of men and the wrestler beat it, in my book, for this decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by AsimovLives

    I don't find Shawshank Redenmption all that uplifting myself, but i admire it for the great movie it is. I think that if the movie had been a downer by the end i would had loved it the same. Becasue ehat goes about in the whole movie is just pure cinematic magic. It feels great to have loved the movie since it came out back in the day, and have my love of it justified by the justifiably great acceptance it has today.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    ...I think I've had a stroke or something. I'd have to see..

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a complete list of the decade's movies before I could pick my favorites...maybe I just need to start writing things down.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is the ONLY 70's "movie brat" who's still good

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Crystal Skull (which wasn't THAT BAD, people) and the pleasant-but lightweight Terminal aside, he's been doing consistently great work all decade. A.I., Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, WOTW and fucking MUNICH?! What the fuck have Coppola and Lucas done in the last ten years? Scorsese is still good, though.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague

    by AsimovLives

    Myself i would rate ROME or CARNIVÀLE as the best TV show of the 2000s. To this day i still can't believe those two shows ever even made, much less survived for two seasons. And my heart breaks that they got cancelled when they were getting better and better.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Asimov, you don't find it uplifting but you love it?

    by DVader

    How do you feel by its end? Ambivalent?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    who was the guy who started the "HAS A BEER AND CHEETS"

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    thing? i read the review where he said that, which was probably the greatest review of all time, but was he ever a talkbacker?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I can name 100 movies better than Shawshank

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Fellowship of the Ring, A Few Good Men, Pirates of the Caribbean, Revenge of the Sith, Rudy. And most of them have that same "uplifting" spirit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with the list, Tenenbaum

    by DVader

    I just kept scanning through and thought to myself "No...no... no, that one doesn't have a happy ending either." Except maybe Royal Tenenbaums.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Revenge of the Sith is remembered for being uplifting

    by DVader

    Pssh.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger: thanks for alerting me you are a troll

    by BMacSmith

    next time put it in the subject line so i'll know to avoid you.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Up here <---- The catharsis of TWBB <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> Down here <--- Your understanding of cinematic storytelling .

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by AsimovLives

    No, Crystal Skullfuck was not that bad, it was fucking worst! I needed to check out the poster on my way out to see if it was not Michael Bay who made that shit, bwecause i just couldn'tm believe i ever lived to see a Spielberg movie that was THAT FUCKING BAD!! And of all things, an Indiana Jones movie!! Talk about raping one's childhood, you can't get worst then that! The SW prequels even at their very worst have nothing on the trainwreck that is Crystal Skullfuck! I want to forget i ever watched that POS! Ignorance is bliss indeed!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones And The Geekdom Of Crystal Skullfuck

    by AsimovLives

    Woe ye who watches!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    ebonic

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    God, so agreed. Monarch is infinitely quotable. "Some of the pressure has been released!" I'm loling just thinking about it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    how could any best of list come out before TRANSYLMANIA!

    by BMacSmith

    COme on! i see that movie causing Beaks to throwaway this list and start over.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Rome and Carnivale are great.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    "One of these doors leads to the exit. The other...

    by DVader

    has the POLAR BEAR FROM LOST!"

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    oops haha

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    That post didn't work out like I thought it would. <P> Nvm, I don't care enough to try again. I'll just say that gruntybear, you're taste in films must be utter shit. <P> BMacSmith: Tell me why you felt "embarrassed" for the actors in TWBB. Unless you're trolling.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I know I mangled that quote

    by DVader

    But its hilarious all the same.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    A Few Good Men better then Shawshank Redemption??????

    by AsimovLives

    AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAh!!!<br><br> The fucking laugh of the week!!! Good job, friend!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is still good, he just doesnt give a shit

    by BMacSmith

    about adventure or sci fi movies anymore. the exact moment was when The Lost World was made. you could tell he just did. not. give a shit. he's still good at movies he cares about, like Private Ryan or Schindler's List.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Asi, dude...

    by ebonic_plague

    I loved those shows too, and most of HBO's fare would rank highly on the list of best TV of the decade (Deadwood, Sopranos, etc), but I can say with no exaggeration that The Wire deserves the top slot. If you have access to the DVD's, throw in the first season and commit to the first 3-4 episodes, and by the time you meet Omar, I guarantee you'll be hooked. The best part is, it only improves with each subsequent season, adding more layers and characters to the story, and by the end of the fifth (final) season, it wraps up every story thread perfectly. Honestly, if you liked Rome and Carnivale and you want to see the same craftmanship applied to what initially appears to be a police procedural/urban crime drama but turns into something much deeper, you should check it out, I'm legitimately curious to hear what your reaction to it would be.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    to continue

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Rome cost so much money, it is pretty shocking that it got made. I hear it did really well for HBO, though I'd love some confirmation on that. I just think the Wire gets it for sustained world it managed to create, while being immensely relevant and resonant at the same time. Though I thought the final season stumbled into just pretty good, tv shows will forever be shamed into being better after the Wire.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I know were the POLAR BEAR FROM LOST is

    by AsimovLives

    Up Jar Jar Abrams's ass. It was an easy fit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    you think that was good acting?

    by BMacSmith

    it was soap opera melodrama acting! and im a HUGE Day Lewis fan. HUGE. but that was awful. and that other guy couldnt even keep up. he was miles out of his league.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    What is this Crystal Skull you refer to? Is it like that supposed 4th Die Hard I keep hearing crazy people talking about? Poor fools living in their fantasy worlds. <P> Tenenbaum: Good list. Sort of a depressing lot, haha but all quality none the less. <P> I'll rack my brain a bit and try to come up w/ a top 10 as well. Any other takers?

  • Art centered around some of our favorite 80's movies. <p>http://www.heyyouguyscharity.com/?page_id=12

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    DVadar with a Venture Bros quote for the Win

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Smurfs are not fucking mammals!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    sheeeeit!

    by ninja_dynamite

    best one liner of the decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague

    by AsimovLives

    I believe you. Don't you think i was dissing The Wire in any way. It's just that for me, there's hardly anything that comes as closer to perfection as Rome and Carnivàle did. Rome in particular, i'm extreemly impressed in how they decided to have a TV show where they presented the ancient romans AS THEY WERE, instead of some modern day sensebilities version, which even a good movie like Gladiator makes the mistake to do.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    The Lost World has some fun, creative camera work

    by DVader

    I think he still gave a shit then. Just look at the Hitchcockian Julianne Moore on the Glass sequence.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    man i'm surprised so many people like Tenenbaum's list

    by ninja_dynamite

    and then bash Beaks cause his list his to artsy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    #24: I can't believe that whore stole my Stanza. #21: I can't believe that whore made it past the lake of acid.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Thanks for the link! Some really cool stuff on there.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The decade will technically end this December

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Just as we entered the 21st century in the year 2000, and just as the year 0 started out the move from BCE to the CE or the BC to AD.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Lies, the Monarch gets my nomination...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...for favorite TV character of the millenium. It seems like they initially wrote him as just a name-gag (like Baron Underbheit or Nat King Cobra) but he grew into this hilarious deconstruction of supervillainy over 4 seasons. And I think McCullough's voice acting should get a lot of the credit, he's the new king of nasal-whining evil (inherited from Cobra Commander and Starscream.) Nobody else can make me laugh by just screaming "MINIONS!" like he can.

  • ... and yes, its about hobbits too."

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Enjoy Shogun!

    by DVader

    If I had the money, I think I'd buy that Raiders Toht plushie, or the Gremlins one. Lots of badass paintings there too, like the 80's Villains Cocktail Party.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger

    by AsimovLives

    There is no 4th Die Hard movie. It's the raving of lunatics! I just wishes it was the same with CRSTAL SKULLFUCK. How i would give that shit had been some my own allucination and nobodty else had suffered through it. How i wish it never existed!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by lockesbrokenleg

    This coming from a dude that can't understand the new Trek movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Drag Theory

    by moviemenace

    I love this movie. Already have seen it four times, and I am looking forward to watching it with that theory in place.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague, thanks dude!

    by YackBacker

    I appreciate the TB-love. I love all of you crazy bastages- some a lot more than others, but I'm fascinated by and addicted to this insane group. The 1998-format of these TBs has fucking ruined me too- I don't even know how to make comments on more up-to-date sites. I'm stuck being a TBer for life!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    ninja_dynamite

    by AsimovLives

    Mr Beaks's list is artsy??? That's a laugh! Or maybe he just puted the "artsy" stuff in the lower end. but don't you worry, relax, because Mr Beaks will put Jar Jar Abrams's STINO shit at number one. No artsy-farty stuff like intelligence, wit, stoytelling competence, sensebility and all that shit in that one.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    will "Revenge of the Sith" crack the top 50?

    by Jared

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    The Monarch has wrung more laughs per word.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Than just about any character I can think of. My name is a testament to that. "Come on, he's in DEPECHE MODE." the intonation on depeche mode is genius.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Tenenbaum

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    No. Stop with the easy questions!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I think Revenge of the Sith should definitely be on the list

    by DVader

    Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by AsimovLives

    Oh, i understood it alright. I understood it really good. Why do you think i bash it?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Any critic who seriously includes the Star Wars prequels...

    by Rhuragh

    ...has earned the hit I'm going to put out on their life.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn

    by AsimovLives

    We entered the 21th century in 2001!! God, how is it that people in the 60s had no problem understanding this, but people in the 21th century have? Talk about the degradation of the educational system.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    unlike Jett i actually DID get banned on the Fawcett obit

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    as Prossor, made a necrophilia comment on there and that shitweasel cumsnorter merrick banned me. Ironically enough merrick is the only contributer who has the absolute worst taste in movies, just a worthless drop of slime from some spider's fart. The good things he hates, and the bad things he sucks those dongs until shit starts to come out of the pee holes.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    ...it's hard to talk about numbers 75-100...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I can't bitch that my favorites have been left out yet because we haven't seen the whole list...we can't argue about the top ten yet because we haven't seen the whole list...and frankly, my brain isn't remotely big enough to rank my 75-100 favorite movies of the 00's.<P>So it's premature to discuss Mr. Beaks' movie likes and dislikes...better just to focus on the fact that I made ebonic_plague's honorable mention list...<P>I'm still in the running to be America's next to model!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Idiocracy was right

    by AsimovLives

    The more into the future we go, the more ignorant we get.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Asimov, again, dude, settle

    by DVader

    Its widely, and I mean WIDELY accepted that the millenium started with 2000. The 90's ended with 1999. No one, and I mean no one, says that the year 2000 is part of the 90's.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Top TEN performances of the Decade???

    by benlinus

    Let me just throw this out there...DiCaprio in the Departed it just such a phenominal piece of work I always saw Dicaprio as a BOY, even in the wonderful Catch Me If You Can and the Aviator, he was too boyish, but in the Departed, he just took it to the next level. I personally think its the best thing hes ever done and he should have won the Oscar. The scene where he bares his soul in Vera Farmiga's office is absolutely stunning and thier chemistry is incredible......

  • But everyone accepts 2000 as the start of the 00's.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I'll go halves with you on the Prequels Rhuragh

    by IndustryKiller!

    Whatever the hit costs. There is absolutely no fan of film, or ESPECIALLY Star Wars, that would put the prequels on any best of list. but you know what I don't think Beaks will. I don't always agree with him but he's an intelligent guy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Rhuragh

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'd watch Revenge of the Sith before fucking Ultraviolet.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Totally off Track........

    by benlinus

    ....but Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas is one the greatest performances by an actor ive ever seen..I saw it twice in the theatres and wept like I had a va-jayjay both times.....what the fuck happened to his career?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    And Asimov I'm with you and Beaks on Miami Vice

    by IndustryKiller!

    That and David Mamet's Spartan are two excellent underrated "man on a mission" films that are lean mean and chock full o' awesome. Glad to see people coming around on Miami Vice.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by AsimovLives

    The 98's format of this talkbacks and this site is part of it's charm, i agree with you. It's like retro cool. God, i must be getting really old if something that was made as recently as 1999 can be now considered part of the retro movement by the younglings!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    prequels

    by Jared

    No one would have believed pre-TPM that Episodes II and III wouldn't make even a top 50 list. Gosh, what a sad tragedy the prequels turned out to be.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I bet the number one movie is something shit like

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Let the right one in.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Psssh, any movie with Talladega Nights on the list...

    by DVader

    Has room for Episode III.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    "Your ex-boyfriend read The SECRET?!"

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    The Monarch is a fantastic character. Hell, Venture Bros. as a whole is one of the most solid TV series of all time IMO. <P> "Father?" <P> "Yes, son?" <P> "I want to kill yooouuu... Mother.. I want to...COOOOMMMEEE OOONNNN" <p> That whole episode killed me. <P> @Dvader: I loved that Raiders plushie, haha. Yeah, the villains cocktail party was pretty good too. Good to see all the GB love on there too. <P> @Asimovlives: That's what I keep telling people. Die Hard 4 is domething we film fans will always look forward to, but will never get. As for Crystal Skull... well, I saw it w/ a friend and my brother opening day. Was a huge Indy fan growing up, still am... When we left the theater, asses still sore from the 2 hours of rape we just endured, we all burned our ticket stubs, forever erasing all memory of that abomination. <P> Tho I admit.. I often have nightmares of a kid with jerry curls swinging from vines, chasing a jeep that floats in water and can springboard off trees :\

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    ...SAMURAI JACK has to be in the top three animated...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'd like it to be number one, but I acknowledge that VENTURE BROS. very good.<P>If I was gay, and a cartoon character...I'd be saving myself for Samurai Jack.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Benjamin Buttons

    by lockesbrokenleg

    NUMBER 1 IN YOUR FACE ASSHOLES!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Look Asimov, I thought 2010 would be part of this decade too...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    and was confused that people would start putting out best of the decade lists now, and even if you ignore the year 2000, what do you do about the year 0?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Samurai Jack is quite awesome

    by DVader

    I've been watching the series on Boomerang the past few months and have been amazed that I missed it during its initial run. The pilot is nothing short of amazing, and the episode with the warrior longing for Valhalla was quite heart-breaking too.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls...iactually did get banned from that TB

    by JettL93

    i belive i made a post about how cancer was the universe way of curbing the over growing population of humans...i forget what my screen name was

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    think of another obnoxious movie these assholes love

    by BMacSmith

    TWBB will definitely be in the top 10, even though its shit. Probably something else critics drool over then realize they are shit years later (the English Patient). was Shakespeare in Love this decade? thats a movie destined for the list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Marky-Mark

    by ninja_dynamite

    gave his best performance ever in The Departed. I would have never guessed he had the acting chops to come across as a tough guy. He's always seemed like a Glen Ford wannabe to me.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Movies better than Shawshank

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Saving Private Ryan, Zombieland, Public Enemies, Cloverfield, Spider Man 2, Dark Knight, Superman Returns, Forrest Gump

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    I was just coming back to post that. As much as I love Venture Brothers, Samurai Jack is the best cartoon of the decade, and would easily be on my top ten tv shows of the decade. If there was a Nobel Prize for totally awesome fight versus robots, Jack vs. the Ultrabots would have won it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    lockes & BMacSmith

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I see some kind of tasteless vortex being opened up as a result of these two fucktards discussing films.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    that one Dexter's Lab where his sis fights the ninjas

    by BMacSmith

    best ever.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood is shit?

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    I think someone's terrible taste is showing.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    So, does anyone watch Ghost Hunters anymore?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    EVPs are weird.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    TOP 10 FILMS OF THE DECADE

    by benlinus

    In no particular order: Corky Romano Son of the Mask Basic Instinct 2 Glitter Supercross: The Movie The Hottie & The Nottie Code Name: The Cleaner Alone in the Dark Daddy Day Camp Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Don't cross the streams!"<p> Lockes and Bmac compare top 100 movies. Universe implodes.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Benlinus, you forgot The Master of Disguise

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    benlinus, that movie has a REALLY long title.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    " idrink your milkshake" is a poorly acted scene.

    by BMacSmith

    i never once thought of these two as real people. it felt from the start like two actors riffing off each other. HE WHO OVERACTS TEH LOUDEST WINS THE OSCORS! one day, people will see that im right.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Forrest Gump most overrated flaming bag of crap ever!

    by ninja_dynamite

    What was the point of that movie?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    ...that black and white ninja episode of SAMURAI JACK...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...blew my mind. The one where one ninja is only visible in shadow and the other is only visible in light...one of the coolest fight scenes of all time in any medium....and a master class in the use of positive and negative space.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    ninja_dynamite

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Overrated? And what's Army of Darkness? What the eff is on your list? Superbad?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    respectfully disagree Ninja

    by benlinus

    Best thing Wahlberg ever did was Boogie Nights..hands down...its an epic performance.....

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Listen, you don't have to convince me that you have no comprehension of cinema. I already have enough evidence.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    rolled with him on baleback, funny in the beginning, but got worried when he seriously liked bale until he started "praise bale" shit everywhere which got annoying and then did his moriarty-style "fuck aicn" leave to anotehr website. way too much cussing to get his jokes through. assumed a "fall of satan" style god complex in the process. still i sometimes think about "tongue fucking the wart on ridley scott's left nut" occasionally.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Forrest Fluff

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I have a soft spot for FG just like everyone else. It's a feel good movie that makes you think that the world is a big ol' bag of rainbows. In reality it's a movie that is too sugar coated for its own good and it really hasn't aged well. <P> "Life ees like ah box o' chocolates.. you never know wut yer gonna gee-eet"... give me a fucking break.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Superbad

    by ninja_dynamite

    Haven't seen it. Army of Darkness was a good movie though, but why what prompted you to ask about it. Seems random. benilinus--yea he was pretty funny as a stupid idiot in that movie. But was he acting?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Samurai Jack

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Genndy Tartakovsky is an animation giant as far as I'm concerned. I hope Samurai Jack's story gets wrapped up one day. Literally (and I use the word with full knowledge of its meaning) every single episode is a masterful work of art. Wait til you see Seasons of Death Flickapoo.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    kind of like he who pretends to hate quality films in a TB gets the most attention. <P> I can't tell if you're a troll or just completely retarded. Can I ask how old you are btw? I'm not looking to make fun, I just don't think you have the slightest clue about wtf you're talking about.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Docpazuzu- this guy's trollsmashing is much needed against the extremism that goes on here but i think he's being consumed by the talkbacks like denzel washington was by the street in training day, way too serious business. very knowledgable on robert e howard which i saw eye to eye with him on. good at smashing god-complexes of many famous talkbackers as well but i fear his fight against the neverending hordes of fanatics here is consuming him, the guy seriously has the same tone now as anton chigurh in his posts sometimes. the most insane aside from the highlander style neverending fight with asimov was agains tht atholocaust denying asshole who actually did get the last word in but by then absolutely no one gave a shit.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    How the hell is FG sugar coated?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    His mom dies. His girlfriend dies. He has a kid at the end. He's not married. I don't get how that's sugar coated.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Walter B=the fall of Bruce Willis

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I was never into him as an actor but now that sold the deal. Wow demanding a black box? that makes me see him in a new light. <P> Hans: What is it that you want cowboy? <p> McClane: Forget everyone, just give me the black box and i'll be out of your hair.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Laserpants

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I share his view of T2 being overrated, of course his obsession of it takes it to another level of demonizing it entirely, but i feel this extremism is warranted to get people to notice the overratedness of this sobstory wack.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    ...Seasons of Death...I watched the show in its first...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...run...thought I saw them all but somehow missed that one.<P>I really need the whole thing on DVD. A show like SAMURAI JACK reminds you of what's possible.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Dioxholster

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    A pretty harmless troll with one obsession, Stargate Universe which he never ceases to pimp, and just to see the reactions of other talkbacks losing their shit is funny. "If you say that one more time Satan will be at your doorstep." <p> "Only a few more days... till SGU!"

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Observe & Report? Talledega Nights?

    by CaptainBass

    Jesus Christ, even fucking Helen Keller had better taste in movies than you do Beaks.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Kristen Dunst ...

    by ReportAbuse

    I have a feeling we'll be seeing her name on an upcoming installment of the top 100 when the Beakster gets around to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Speaking of which, I'll be surprised if Charlie Kaufman doesn't end up on the short list for director of the decade ... Adaptation (here), Eternal Sunshine, Synecdoche NY (which MUST be in this top 100 or there ain't no justice ...)

  • Revenge of the sith<P> Spider-man<P> Superbad<P> Cloverfield<P> Superman Returns<P>and<P>one of the last 2 Matrix movies...perhaps both

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    FG sugar glazed

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Hmmm... he meets Elvis for no reason, he meets 3 presidents and tell JFK he has to pee (hurr hurr) He goes to Vietnam and remains completely oblivious to any real danger around him (something stuuung meee) and receives the Medal of Honor, He becomes the star of his HS football team, invents the smiley face icon and the shit happens bumper sticker, repairs relations w/ China, becomes filthy rich, becomes a media messiah during his run and then finishes it all off by watching a feather float around. <P> The moral of the story is that all significant events of the 20th century were shaped in part by a dim-witted southern man completely oblivious to his surroundings and is also immune to the HIV/AIDS virus. <P> How is the story of a man who has no regard for reality and consequence supposed to resonate long term w/ people? If you can relate to a retard that can't even tell when he's been shot in the ass, it's time to make some changes in your life.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by theKRELL

    I believe that 'dubious' honor belongs to me.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by theKRELL

    Or, I'm afraid that 'dubious' honor belongs to me.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Lockesbrokenleg

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Pretty miserable fella who hates everything ever, like a black hole, dropped hints of insanely craving attention by little posts like "everyone gets so mad at me" or "wow a few more posts and everyones on me" type of proto-megalomania. Has no real obsession with something but just craves attention, very sad without purpose.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    The last four or five episodes seem to have gotten neglected in airplay, like the end of Arrested Development, I was surprised to find out they existed after a buddy downloaded them.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Why is this too wide for my screen?

    by Adelai Niska

    seems like it would be a good read

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    JeTTl93

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Hilarious troll, similar to Diox in the reponses they warrant from other posters are golden. they really do bring out the best in us.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by theKRELL

    Seriously, I wish I had said that! Said what? What were you discussing? Is this thing on?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Top Directors of the Naughts ...

    by ReportAbuse

    Charlie Kaufman (see my post above), P.T. Anderson (Punch Drunk Love & There Will Be Blood in this decade; Magnolia just missed it by a year), Coen Brothers (O Brother, Man Who Wasn't There, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man ... should be enough to forgive them their occasional lapses), Scorsese (Gangs of NY, Aviator, No Direction Home), Chris Nolan (Memento, BB, Dark Knight). Any other candidates?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by ebonic_plague

    You need to put these on Garbage-Pail-Kids type trading cards. Good stuff.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Last Days made me want to take a shotgun to my head

    by gusradio

    pun intended

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    A very interesting topic and Talkback, fellas.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    It's good to see some well mannered and good natured discussion going on.<P>All this talk about certain notable and infamous Talkbackers is making me, dare I say it, nostalgic...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    theKRELL

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Dubious honor of what? Christening TrannyFormers_Apologist with more suitable names? I tip my fedora to you (if I was wearing one).<p> Here is another name that aptly describes him:<p>C U N T

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Oh, and everything from Pixar must be on this list

    by ReportAbuse

    Though not necessarily near each other.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    ReportAbuse

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Sorry, but I'd exclude Cars from that list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Damn, I guess I should be glad I didn't make any of the lists

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    the way some of you guys are ripping people to shreds, lol. Sheesh! (Even though I pretty much singlehandedly handed Bob Orci his ass in a few TB's, lol.) I've been posting here since the mid to late 90's. Been banned a few times. I was a professional on the BB. Cobra can vouch for me. Good read this here, TB.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Um, YOU guys are the miserable ones. Christ, you guys slam everything popular.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    RE: Top 10 Directors Of The Last Ten Years

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    I'd have Werner Herzog on that list. Whether it's 2001's "Invincible", 2005's "Grizzly Man" or the batshit brilliance of "Bad Lieutenant: POC: NO", the guy's fucking amazing.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Lists, lists, I love lists

    by SoylentMean

    My list will be infinitely superior.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by Rhuragh

    Uh, ok. Nice non sequitur there. Because my post clearly meant that Ultraviolet should be included in the list in lieu of the Prequels. And by the way, if Ultraviolet is the first thing you think of when someone mentions the Prequels, I guess we have a pretty good idea of your opinion of the movies too.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES. they loved those shit Matrix sequels

    by BMacSmith

    worst goddamned sequels in history. i would literally take Mortal Kombat 2 over Reloaded. truly shitty movies that fail in every concievable way, that these assholes masterbated over.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I'm just suggesting movies I like

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Isn't that what this article is supposed to do? Gee.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Definitely Herzog!

    by ReportAbuse

    And while I'm thinking of non-American directors I should throw in Von Trier whom I don't particularly like as a director (in fact I find his work often irritating as hell) but he definitely has the vision-thing going on there. As does Haneke, as Mr Beaks noted above, and he also pisses me off (e.g. that "WTF!?" stunt he pulled about halfway through Funny Games.)

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Departed ain't making my list

    by Star Hump

    Solid flick but not great. Awful love story, Nicholson chewing the scenery, a wasted Ray Winstone, 10,123 shots of motherfucking cell phones and a cornpone ending that actually showed a rat on a windowsill. In fact, Marty just doesn't rank for this decade. Aviator? Maybe.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    How do you all judge what goes on your lists?

    by SoylentMean

    I judge the movies by either how much I think about them or how much rewatch value I think the movie has. The movie has to have initial impact and lingering effect. <P> If you don't know what that means ask your mom.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    ...ZombieHeathLedger...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you just weren't around. Why do you think I stuck around all day?...sooner or later someone throws you on a list just out of politeness and basic human decency...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    DVader

    by AsimovLives

    Yes, there those who say that. The ones who actually know how this is. Like, EVERYBODY in the 60s and rpevious decades. a basic knowledge lost for reasons that must be too dumb to even put to writing. and if you keep on defending this position, then excplain to me where in hell is the YEAR ZERO in the calendar. Explain where there is a Year Zero between 1 Bc and 1 AD. Because that is the very reason why the decades start at any year that ends with "1" and ends at the year that ends with "0". And just because the majority folllows a fallacy doesn't make it right. Screw that logic, this is not a matter of democracy, is a matter how it is.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Top 10 TBers for decade

    by Megan_Foxs_Tool_Box

    rough approximation-It's tedious to do research on this stuff but-- <p> Top 10 Talkbackers of decade <> 1 DGDB-Kept you guys guessing, and was the leader/instigator who made these TBs the funniest comedy site on the internet-bar none. Has since moved on.<p> 2 BSB<p> 3 Series 7<p> 4 Continentalop <p> 5 Conspiracy <p> 6 flickapoo <p> 7 d vader <p> 8 Jarv and Xiphos <p> 9 Cobra-Kai <p> 10 The COC in general <p> Also rans/lately come sallies: Lockesbrokenleg. JettL93.AsimovWhatever. Oh yeah moriarty-who walked the fuck away from this slow motion apocalpyse of suck which has become AICN these days. Beaks-interesting list. Respect.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    For me, I judge on a lot of factors. The way I felt the first time I watched it. The re-watch value, The production design, actors/acting, pacing, cutting, music, over-all message and the risks the director or actors take. There are countless factors. <P> I said I'd post a top 10 but it looks like it's turning into a top 25 :\ I'm not one to usually rank things, maybe other than my top 3-5, so I'm kind of having to think this list over. I really think Beaks overshot with 100 films and maybe should have done a top 50 or something.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Lockesbrokenleg is not even consistent with his hates

    by AsimovLives

    Now he loves THE DARK KNIGHT?? Get out of here!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace, Mako

    by DVader

    Samurai Jack won't be the same without your incredibly awesome, intentionally over-acted voicework.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Keep an eye out for SKY CAPTAIN and GOLDEN COMPASS

    by YackBacker

    AICN loves those movies. Beaks is a free-thinker, no doubt. But like I said, keep an eye out for those very lackluster films making the list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    To make the lists you generally have to be either mad,

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    or very noticeable. By that I mean that there are a great many talkbackers here who are generally agreeable people and have written many excellent posts, but are far too measured in their personalities to make the list. Ditto for the large contingent of cunts who frequent these boards, and troll or write garbage, but aren't prominent, original or distinctive enough to make an impression, or come readily to mind, when compiling TB top 10's.<p>With some noticeable exceptions, it's generally the cock that that crows the loudest, for good or ill, that gets the attention. And there are some who all too transparently try way too hard (cough*Nerd Rage*cough). Then there are others like Dickblood - I actually don't think he was trying to be offensive or vile (well, maybe just a little); he was just born that way (a 'special' kind of guy).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith you are fucking crazy

    by DVader

    There is no worse sequel in this world than Leonard Part 6.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I feel honored to be mentioned...

    by Continentalop

    ...In the same company of DGDB, TDK, Lost Jarv, Cobra, Subs, D. Vader, Series 7, BSB, Stuntcock Mike, conspiracy, etc. But I noticed a couple of names missing that definitely rank higher than me: <p> Xiphos (toughest tber out there) <p> Menstrual Blitz (nicest tber out there) <p> SixDemonBag (coolest tber out there) <p> TedKordlives (my amigo and co-writer on THE WRECKING CREW movie) <p> Abominable Snowcone (should be working for the Onion) <p> The late great Kuzinski Valentine (died in the name of Bale and white Vader) <p> And Joshua Swaney +0.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I never said I hated The Dark Knight

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hell, I have autographs of Bale, Cane, Ledger, and Eckhart in my collection.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    I don't want charity, lol. Like I said, given the shredding a lot of folks are getting, I like flying uder the radar just fine, thankyouverymuch, lol. I know I get my shots in, good enough for me :)

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck, plus no shout outs to...

    by Continentalop

    The Brains (founder of the Professionals & first Balebacker), Droid (Jarv's secret crush), Col. Tigh-Fighter (13th apostle of Bale), blakindigo (the guy knows more about exploitation movies than anyone on this site, including me), and ThereWolf (where wolf? There wolf).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    JOSHUA SWANEY NEEDS NO ONE

    by DVader

    In the company of himself.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    And Caruso_Stalker

    by Continentalop

    Who like me is waiting for PAVLOV'S HOUSE. Another top TBer.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    "THIS LIST NEEDS AN ENEMA!"

    by DVader

    Kazoo!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    is there gonna be a...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...top ten AICN fad list? like the "Kurt Russel laughin so its ok", "the electric bugaloo sequel title", and other great AICN fads? huh huh?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    ...ZombieHeathLedger...the joke was supposed to be...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on me...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Good list Conti

    by DVader

    Professional in every way. Same goes for you Dirk, Ebonic, and Megan Foxs Tool Box.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Where the heck is Grindhouse?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    GRINDHOUSE!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Asshole lives AKA Mammaries of Mommy AKA

    by Sal_Bando

    Bladerunner Eunuch. Fuck you and your herd of leper GOATS. <p> Traffic was released in 2000. It's part of THIS Century and this decade, unlike your little fetish for the back ends of the local ovine population around lovely fetid Almada there, which is strictly 4th century and after. <p> Be sure to kiss you sister nite nite right on the bell.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    ...Continentalop, you guys have forged yourselves...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...into such an impregnable movie watching killing machine that sometimes it's hard to tell you apart.<P>You're sort of a Greek Phalanx of talkbacking...minus the hair braiding, oil rubs, and sodomy I suppose...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    This TB about TBers is really fucking meta

    by YackBacker

    It's like pointing a video camera that's hooked up to a monitor INTO the monitor! I feel dizzy.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    oh fuck Crash is gonna make this list for sure

    by BMacSmith

    that and the other overrated but slightly less awful Traffic. <p>and of course the gay cowboy movie will be here.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    NEEDS MORE IRON MAN!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    IRONNNN!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    If Lord of the Rings

    by kateowyn

    Isn't number fucking one I'm going to be fucking upset

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Any "best of" list over 10...

    by Liberty Valance

    ...is an act of self-aggrandizing hubris. Or, in layman's terms, epic douchebaggery. No one gives a fuck about ranking a slew of B-grade mediocrities. When was the last time someone asked you, "Hey, what do you think was the 81st best movie of the 70's?" Just give us the cream of the crop and spare us the "look-at-the-cool-obscure-crap-on-my-list" masturbation, aight?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    No Flick

    by Continentalop

    We just keep the sodomy to a minimum, but it is still there...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Balebackers and Pedalbackers

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Balebackers: Birthed from the Baleback which happened in January 2009 and led by DGDB. A random Bale talkback of the day happened right before the Balerant went public and it was pretty good, lasted a good while. Was innocent before turning into a downright uncomfortable shrine to its title person. I was a part of this and it was fun, but got delusioned with it, i mean this shit got downright zealot for the Lisping Beak Nose. <p> Pedalbackers, like the Baleback except without that horseshit praising of something or an agenda. It's like the Delta of Animal House while the Baleback is the Omega This is actually the anti-Baleback in that everything about Nolanverse is slammed and with good order. Subtitles has become the championing torch bearer of this one. Also covers multiple talkbacks, wherever a Nolanverse talkback pops up Pedalbackers will be there. Dubbed from the title of the first one with Gary Oldman backpeddling on his own comments about something after literally blowing apart some toilet stalls at comiccon from a massive shitbomb drop.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by BadMrWonka

    as a longtime Troll-slayer, I am saddened to not even be an honorable mention on your list. <p>but kudos all the same for the hilarity!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    ..."minimum sodomy"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...whatever it takes to maintain the fighting esprit de corps.<P>All faiths are welcome.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives and other fanatic TBers

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Honestly these guys just blur together for me. Asimov though takes the cake for sheer ferocity for the same tedium. Replying to virtually every post in a thousand post talkback? Even if the english language or logic is being shredded and killed the shit out of in your wake, this guy just conitnues to move through the colossal clusterfuck he's in, he'll steamroll through Jigsaw's puzzle rooms in a jiffy even if he comes out a piece of asparagus.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    ...oh, and Megan_Foxs_Tool_Box...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you are much too good to me...thank you.<P>...but if I get up to accept my award and a bucket of pig's blood falls on my head I'm setting this whole place on fire with my mind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Most of you guys all sound the same.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Every time I log on here, it's all fuck this fuck that Megan Fox's asshole, tight, fuck shit. Avatar sucks. Fuck.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    great

    by biberkopf5

    interesting choices, great fun to read, bravo!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller! Spartan and Miami Vice?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Respect.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    "Assumed a "fall of satan" style god complex in the process"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'm totally stealing that shit for a rolling banner.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    ...Stuntcock, I'm not a member, but I enjoy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...your Queen For a Day column...especially the less obvious choices. I've got nothing against professional models, but like the random hot pastry chefs and librarians you dig up.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Plus, Jenny gave him AIDS

    by CherryValance

    Forrest Gump, not Beaks.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    This list is already awful

    by Bodhizefa1313

    Sorry man, but your taste in movies is outrageously bad. There are guilty pleasures, and then there is having "Miami Vice" ahead of the likes of "Adaptation" on your Top 100 films of the decade. There is bad taste, and then there is implying that "Children of Men" won't even make your Top 100 films of the decade. Who in the hell are you and why do you even write about film?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    AsswipeLives......aka.....ALINO

    by DrMorbius

    I know were the POLAR BEAR FROM LOST is by AsimovLives Dec 2nd, 2009 03:59:43 PM Up Jar Jar Abrams's ass. It was an easy fit.<P>Did you pull your tongue away in time, or is it now attatched to Abrams Prostate. Bon Appétit you caprine cocksucker. ALINO

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    if this summer is any indication...

    by BMacSmith

    this will be the last time anyone can pick out 100 movies in a decade and call them "top". We are so close to Ass the Movie its not even funny. T5, Transformers2, GI Joe, 2012, Avatard... its all leading to one final solution: ASS! i dont even care anymore.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the OLEG crew. These guys knwaed on some fucking sk

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Professionals all. <p> Spandau Belly <p> Grammaton Cleric Binks <p> ironic name <p> Bloo <p> travis-dane <p> caruso_stalker <p> SALUTE!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo. Suggestions are always welcome.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Big tits and big ass are preferred and almost always posted.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    FOR GODS SAKES WHERE'S WATCHMEN?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    How about "These guys knawed on some fucking skulls"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fuck the edit button.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Wheres 2t true on this list?

    by Jonah Echo

    In seriousness..which is probably the wrong tone for this thing at all... <P> Props to all the COC guys, and Dan and the AIBN guys of course. <P> Gotta draw attention to one I didn't see mentioned: Hawaian Organ Donor,who could hold a great conversation about foreign film before launching into some nutjob like Coughlin's Law. You can catch him over at AIBN now. <P> Also, the only dude here to send several people dvds on his own dime, personally spreading the asian film cheer. Kudos.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Top 10 AICN catchphrases

    by ebonic_plague

    I don't remember which ones were from which decade, but I think I got most of em here, and am fairly sure of their origins. Your mileage may vary, but for your consideration.... <p> 10- "Capt Lou Albano was supposed to play the villain but he got snowed in somewhere." <p> 9- Harry's critique of Wrong Turn, that it needed more "dead raped deer." <p> 8- Set report from Grindhouse, Harry was uncomfortable with some joke or something, but "I looked over and Kurt Russell was laughing, so it was ok." <p> 7- Some random talkbacker complaining that "real dragons are intelligent and talk." <p> 6- Gary Sinise is an undercover android "...WITH A BOMB IN HIS RIBCAGE!!!" <P> 5- Elson Gunn's weekly recap describes Dog Soldiers as Black Hawk Down... "but with WEREWOLVES!" <p> 4- The sidebar ads inform us that Keira Knightley is "the sexiest tomboy beanpole" alive. 3- Harry infamously compares Blade 2 to cunnilingus involving "chocolate covered pussy juice." <p> 2- Fake script review of an early draft of "Intimidation Game" where the reviewer can't believe that "GORDON CHEETS ON HIS WIFE AND HAS A BEER!" <p> 1- Demon Dave DeFalco brings us: TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I will never forget this guy's impressive and epic list of alternate Bond titles preceding the last movie's title question. Some choices ones include: <p> The Curse of Blofeld's Pussy <p> You Only Die Once Again...Tomorrow <p> Telly Savalas Shot my Bitch that Bald Fuck <p> Look Me In The Eyes When I Shoot My Load <p> Anal Wind

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hey you guys should do this, it's enlightening

    by CherryValance

    I've just started going through my top 100 all time movies list to pick out the ones from this decade and I'm already surprised by what my own top 3 is. (If it holds and I haven't forgotten anything.) LOL

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    ebonic, don't forget

    by YackBacker

    "Grando Calrissian"- Lando's uncle who was supposed to be in the prequels (not really a catch phrase, but a fucking legendary moment in AICN history).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka, apologies

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    As I stated before, there are a great many people I forgot, your good self being one of them. Perhaps there should be a top 25 list. Not that I'm attempting to curry favor, but cloudrider, ebonic_plague, ace_of_wands, lighst0rmer, drMorbius, Mandrakeroot, rogueleader66, BSB, Cobra__Kai, DVader, and many others, should also be added to the Hall of Fame.<p>BMacSmith, would you like to be added to my Cunt File, simply for lumping 'Avatard' (which you haven't even seen) in with those other detestable pieces of shit you mentioned? Fuckin' ass!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    TIGER WOODS HAS A BEER AND CHEETS

    by lockesbrokenleg

    on two women.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by DrMorbius

    Finished reading this tb, I think that other guy was joking, TrannyFelcher was what I started calling Trannyformer in th Avatar Trailer TB 10-23-09ish. Not that I'm looking for any kind of recognition. Just the fact Jack.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Shit yeah, Yack!

    by ebonic_plague

    And the black lightsabres, and Walken playing Darth Evilbad or something. People literally lost their minds that day. Epic in every sense. God, was that really over 10 years ago?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Ok, my Top 25 of 2000-2009

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Here are my personal choices for the 25 "best" films circa 2000-2009. I'm sure many of you will disagree with me but hey, that's fine. These are just the films I find I go back to time and time again. <P> 25. Speed Racer <BR> I make no apologies for this. My eyes were glued to the screen the entire time and I had a blast watching it. The final lap of the last race in absolutely exhilerating. Funny, a lot on here will think this is the equivalent of butting Bring It On at #100, haha. <P> 24. Ong Bak <BR> Hands down the most badass martial arts film since the days of Bruce Lee and opened the floodgates for some really great Thai films to make it over here to the states. BTW, I loved part 2. <P> 23. Beowulf <BR> The best 3D experience ever. I love everything about this version of the story, changes be damned. BEEEEEEEEOOOOOWUUULLLLLF!!!! <P> 22. The Fountain <BR> A film that has really grown on me and Hugh Jackman's best performance IMO. It's a gorgeous film filled with emotion and imagination and a truly amazing ending. <P> 21. Idiocracy <BR> Brilliant (altho a bit butchered) A hillarious warning of things to come (or already have?) President Camacho alone makes it a classic. <P> 20. The Life Aquatic <BR> I know some people have issues with this film, but for me it just works. It forever cemented me as a Wes Anderson fan. <P> 19. PotC:CotBP <BR> Admit it, you all thought it would be a disaster, yet it turned out to be one of the best adventure movies in decades. Fuck the shitty sequels, the first film is fun as hell. <P> 18. Big Fish <BR> To me, this is the last good film Tim Burton made, and is the one film that has made me shed tears. I love the final scene between Edwards Jr and Sr. <P> 17. Tideland <BR> I don't care what anyone says, this is one of Gilliam's best films to date and an incredible modern fairy tale. <P> 16. Battle Royale <BR> Just crazy badass and fun as fuck. It may be rough, but it's got guts, and guts is enough. <P> 15. Rec. <BR> Scary as shit and IMO the only successful handheld movie to date. <P> 14. Letters From Iwo Jima <BR> Heartbreaking and brutal. The grenade scene... the grenade scene... <P> 13. Lost In Translation <BR> I've heard people who claim this is a slap in the face to Japanese culture. As someone who has spent time there, it isn't. It's a surreal love letter wrapped in brilliant story about loneliness and identity. Murray's performance is fucking incredible. <P> 12. Napoleon Dynamite <BR> Flame me forever, I don't care. I can watch this movie endlessly. Underneath its somewhat bizarre aesthetic is a really brilliantly performed story about individualism, family and friendship. <P> 11. Audition <BR> Best horror movie since The Shining IMO. <P> 10. The Dark Knight <BR> The closest thing to a perfect superhero movie yet. Say what you will, as a huge Batman fan, I was very happy with it. Hyperbole aside, it's fucking solid. <P> 9. House of Flying Daggers <BR> Something about this movie just does it for me. I love the chemistry of the actors, the color pallet, the pacing, music. To me, this is the best of the trilogy, despite its shortcomings. <P> 8. Fulltime Killer <BR> Absolutely awesome HK thriller the likes that hasn't been seen since A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2 or Hard Boiled. <P> 7. Solaris <BR> It took me a while to see but I'll be damned if this film doesn't reach near "2001" levels of greatness. Sci Fi at its best. <P> 6. 2046 <BR> Fucking gorgeous in every sense and never shies away from the ugly side of human relationships, while still embracing the beauty of them. The production value rivals the best Hollywood has to offer and the cast is flawless. <P> 5. The Wrestler <BR> This film will stick with me for the rest of my days. Hardcore as hell yet heartbreakingly emotional. Long live Randy "The Ram" Robinson <P> 4. Where The Wild Things Are <BR> I don't care how new it is, this is the best "kids" film I've seen since the days of The Dark Crystal and I absolutely loved it. <P> 3. The Incredibles / Up (Tie) <BR> Flawless. The perfect movies for anyone of any age. The Incredibles to me is Pixar's masterpiece, however I've absolutely fallen in love with Up. If you don't feel something after those opening 10 minutes, just go read binary code, because you cannot be human. <P> 2. Children of Men <BR> Fucking genre perfection. I remember leaving the theater thinking it was a given for Best Picture... then I remembered the academy is absolutely full of shit. CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN!!!!! <P> 1. Oldboy <BR> Cinematic perfection and my undisputed all-time favorite movie. I can't think of a single thing I would change and I love it more and more every time I watch it. 15 years... 15 years....

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    The Baleback was legendary

    by Kief_Ledger

    I took part, but not nearly as fanatically as some of the others. Also, how can BobOrci not be one of the best talkbackers ever?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    DrMorbius - it is duly noted

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    In the Annals of AICN. Credit where it's due.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    the watchmen sucked

    by maitlanr

    the dark knight sucked. <P> bring it on was amazing.<p>kathy bates owns this decade!<p>AVATAR!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    No Casino Royle?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hell, it was one of the best action films of the past 10 years.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    umm its not the end of the decade?

    by celebritydave

    so 1970 was part of the 60's decade? cool

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    shogun gunslinger

    by Kief_Ledger

    Speed Racer is indeed great. Kudos for picking it. Also, bonus points for putting Letters From Iwo Jima on there. It could be argued that it is Eastwood's best directorial film.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by DrMorbius

    And thanks for the mention up above, it warms the very cockles of my heart...*snif*

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    That's about the first sensible thing I've ever heard you say. Casino Royale was indeed a great movie, and should easily be in the top 50 at least. <p>Also - Memento, Eastern Promises, Pan's Labyrinth, LOTR (all), Zodiac, Audition, Kingdom of Heaven (DC only), Munich.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Oh man, these lists...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...are always incomplete. Especially over a decade of talkback, but I can't believe I'd leave out guys like HOD, BadMrWonka, Xiphos, DrMorbius, Tom_Bodet, Series7, conspiracy... I wouldn't still be here if you guys weren't consistently hilarious. And if it were possible, I'd buy you all a round. <p> Yack and Flick, cheers back to you guys... I mean, fuck us all anyway for the limber-dicked cocksuckers we are, but thanks for the props and for helping to keep this place fun.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Kief_Ledger & others

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it too :) I agree that Eastwood knocked Letters out of the park. I give it major points for not romanticizing war at all. <P> @lockesbrokenleg: I almost put the Bourne Trilogy on that list (I much prefer them to the new Bond films) but I agree that Casino Royale was a great movie. Just isn't a favorite of mine is all. <P> @Turd: Oh shit, I thought Memento was '99. Definitely deserves to be on any best of list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    This site needs an awads show

    by InActionMan

    call it the 'Nys (pronounced En-ees). <P> You have can have categories like. <P> Best/ (Worst) Toll <P> Best all capslock freakout <P> Best questioning the heterosexuality of another talkbacker <P> The nominations thread would be a best of the year gut busting triumph.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Lockes, you're a poet.

    by ebonic_plague

    "Every time I log on here, it's all fuck this fuck that Megan Fox's asshole, tight, fuck shit. Avatar sucks. Fuck." I'm not even kidding when I say that might be your all time best post. Even funnier in when read by a speech simulator. Accurate, too.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    OLEG crew

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    and another russian mafia is delicately formed.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    ebonic_plague

    by DrMorbius

    Right back atcha man. Respect.<P>And lest we forget...<P>TurdOnTheRun<P>ebonic_plague<P>Sal_Bando<P>ToadKillerDog

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    ...the_shogun_gunslinger, that's some good stuff and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and some very bold and stinky cat shit. Respect either way.<P>I was particularly happy to see TIDELAND, BIG FISH and THE INCREDIBLES/UP.<P>I need to see BIG FISH again to see if it holds up, but I deeply dug it at the time.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Here's my unofficial top 10 of the 2000s- subject to change

    by YackBacker

    I can only rate movies I've seen, so someone can say "What about AMELIE?" and I'll say "Can't tell ya!" And one more caveat- all of these movies clicked with me on an intellectual and emotional level above all others-- that's what got them on the list. Here it is:<p> THE DARK KNIGHT<p> CHILDREN OF MEN<p> NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN<p> THERE WILL BE BLOOD<p> 25TH HOUR<p> SHAUN OF THE DEAD<p> GANGS OF NEW YORK<p> ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE<p> MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD<p> CASINO ROYALE<p>

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    And my list is not in any particular order either

    by YackBacker

    If forced to pick one movie above all others, I'd go with CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Mortal Kombat 2 over Reloaded bmac?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    yikes glad i didnt see any of those sequels than.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    ...RABBIT PROOF FENCE and SUNSHINE...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...two minor movies that I loved in the 00's. Probably not on anyone's top ten, but I love them.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by Rhuragh

    I can argue with you about Gangs and A.I. (and I haven't seen Shaun), but all-in-all, that's a pretty damn good top ten (I can only argue with 30% of it!).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Liberty Valance

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Hey, what do you think was the 81st best movie of the 70's? For me it has to be Giant Spider Invasion. I think that it is better than 82 which is Angel's Revenge.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    MISTAKE - and some ranting

    by SendMoreParamedics

    Firstly, I gotta get this out of the way - Drag Me to Hell was written by Sam and IVAN Raimi, not Ted. It's a big differnce to a Raimi geek like me. Secondly, Chopper and Adapatation should be WAY higher. I cant believe Miami Vice is even on this list, let alone higher than those. And Talladega Nights was a turd, Wet Hot is definitely better. By a LOT.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The Fall is one of my top 100 films of this decade

    by SoylentMean

    Because it's fuckin' amazing!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo & Yackbacker

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    @Flicka: Glad to meet another Tideland fan! Haha, I'm curious to know what you disagree with on there. It's been a while since I had an honest to god movie discussion/debate. I think Big Fish holds up very well. Billy Crudup's performance is a little weak early in the film but goddamn that man comes alive in the finale. I'm serious about that ending making me cry. Loved it to death. <P> @Yack: Great list. I can't believe after ranting about TWBB just a few posts ago I forgot to put it on my own, haha. Can't say I care too much for M&C though, but that's just me. Fucking props on GoNY. Love that movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Shaun of the Dead-best Horror movie of the decade

    by SoylentMean

    In terms of rewatchability, nothing beats it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    AAAAARGH, making lists is hard

    by SoylentMean

    It's like priapism for opinions...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    No "Chocolate covered-pussy juice", Ebonic?

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    The First Bourne movie was awesome

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'd also place I am Legend on this list. I really liked that.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Christopher Walken as Darth Bane

    by DVader

    One of the fake stories that Moriarty stood his ground on and adamantly stated as being true. Same with Ep.I being called "Balance of the Force".

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Rhuragh & shogun

    by YackBacker

    Thanks guys- yeah if I can score a 70% or higher with you people, that's not a bad result. I like the movies I mention for different reasons. I think CHILDREN OF MEN holds the title of best of the decade because it did something I haven't seen in a movie in a long time- it utilized its futuristic/sci-fi elements as a background element, not a gimmick. Like the moving billboards and bus ads- aesthetically I loved that shit. What made it work even better was that it was in the corner of the frame, not front and center, like Lucas likes to shoot things (a pooping CG animal, for instance). And the story and characers in CoM all represent elements of humanity. AND it's got Michael FUCKING Caine!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    SylentMean & lockesbrokenleg

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    @Soylent: I just watched Shaun the other day on Bluray and I can't explain why, but it just didn't vibe with me like it used to. Maybe I've seen it too many times but I started getting bored when they all got to the Winchester. Sort of bogs things down and the characters start to act a little "silly" if you ask me. Regardless it's still a great movie, tho I'd classify it as a comedy over horror. <P> @Lockes: I enjoyed I am Legend far more than I expected. However the CGI "vampires" just really put me off on ever seeing it again, but the first hour is great. Even Big Willie isn't that bad in it.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Another link for you guys

    by DVader

    Rachel Bilson does a sex scene and McG fucking almost-ALMOST- redeems himself in this funny clip. His Terminator ideas are fucking horrendous, but the guy's pretty funny. <p>http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/12/02/rachel-bilsons-deleted-sex-scene-video/

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    he_shogun_gunslinger

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yeah, I hear you there. But, I was impressed that it didn't turn into some shoot em up Vampire movie. It was very good.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Yack

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    You hit the nail on the head. I was just talking with a friend the other day about how movies have fallen in love with their own ideas and instead of giving us real characters who live in these worlds, they spend 3/4 of the movie explaining every little stupid detail. Like that 3D Tetris-type game that kid is playng in CoM.. what is it? Who the fuck cares! Children of Men really does a phenomenal job of putting the audience right in it's world and just running with it. <P> It's the same reason I love Solaris. It uses the space station just for setting. It doesn't explain anything.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    shogun, I still love Shaun of the Dead

    by SoylentMean

    It's on my list and it stays, I can see how it might get too familiar since I've watched it way too many times myself but I still enjoy it immensely. How'd that Blu-ray look?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    ...shogun_gunslinger...I suppose my quibbles...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...would be SPEED RACER, BEOWULF, PIRATES, and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE...but I admit that SPEED RACER I haven't seen, PIRATES I enjoyed whenever Depp was on screen, BEOWULF...I despise Zemeckis' mo-cap-crap, and DYNAMITE was amusing if drunk.<P>I always say TIDELAND is like GORMENGHAST meets LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE...I've never seen anything like it. It's not always pretty and it's not always fun, but it digs into what it was like to be inside a kid's head like nothing before or since...pure genius, and visually spectacular.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Oh McG

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    He really tried, ya know? Poor bastard. He just doesn't get what makes the Terminator work. Giving Reese a mute little kid sidekick just proves that beyond all doubt. <P> Locke: I agree, it had a good amount of self restraint, minus the Mustang and Shrek commercials. I would forgive the CGI vamps if they didn't pussy out on the ending. <P> Holy shit, I'm having a civil discussion w/ Lockesbrokenleg?!? INCONCEIVABLE!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Dang, totally forgot about LOTR!

    by ReportAbuse

    LOL. Since this ain't the Oscars (tm) I'd group the three together ("That still counts as ONE!") and put it in the top 10, definitely. Nine hours of awesomeness with only a few missteps (cough dwarf tossing cough) hardly worth mentioning.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    now that I've been working on it

    by CherryValance

    I can totally come up with 100. This is gonna take a couple days. XD

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    ...YackBacker, rock solid list....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you need one real wild card though...SHAUN OF THE DEAD doesn't count as a risk around here.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Going to have to check out a few of these

    by theneonsamurai

    Who really gives a shit about ranking, I like these lists to catch up on some possibly decent films I might have missed... Also, Miami Vice gets better and better every time I watch it. Mann is a god

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    District 9 should be number 1.

    by BMacSmith

    that is all

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Soylent & Flicka

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Trust me, I still enjoy SotD. It's pure quality. I think it's just the ending that gets me. The characters just go bug nuts and start making dumb choices.. but then again it is a zombie movie, haha. The bluray looks good, but the DVD I think suffices. It's not exactly a heavy FX film. <P> LOL, I KNEW those would be the ones you'd mention. What can I say? I have a soft spot for them. I took my brother to see Speed Racer opening day and we both loved it. Saw it again in Imax the next week and have since bought the Blu. Is it flawed? Yeah, it has a few dips in the narrative and I'm sure corporate stock battles don't make everyone dizzy w/ excitement, but holy shit, that last race alone was brilliant. If you haven't seen it Flicka, give it a chance. You might be surprised :) <P> I saw Napoleon when it was still in it's limited release and had a blast. It just cracks me up and I think it has more to it than people give it credit for. <P> Pirates has a few annoying things about it. Bloom is weak in it but Depp, Knightly and Rush are really great in it. Plus like I said, I think it was one of the better adventure films in a long time. <P> Now Beowulf... I'm sorry but I love it. I think a story like that is something that Mo-Cap can really bring to life. I love that it takes it's time and gives us sonnets and actual lore, not just sword fights and stuff like that.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    There are some that would say...

    by DrMorbius

    District 9 is #2. Not me mind you, but some...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Ok, Flick- my wildcard entry is...

    by YackBacker

    THE LIVES OF OTHERS. That movie is near perfection.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    ...I like it.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    District 9 & Miami Vice

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Ah fuck me, that's another that should have been on the list...sigh... That movie floored me. <P> I'm a pretty big Mann fan myself, but I admit Miami Vice drags in some spots, but it really isn't all that bad. Not at all, really. I think people have issues both with the actors and the fact that Mann changed the tone from the show. Plus, it needed way more Phil Collins.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I know it's not in the 2000s, but I think Mann's best movie is

    by YackBacker

    THE INSIDER. You thought I was going to say HEAT, didn't ya? I like that movie a lot, but THE INSIDER was a harder movie to pull off, and Mann fucking nailed it. AND somehow Al Pacino turned in his first non-overacting performance in decades! Professional!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Speaking of directors...

    by YackBacker

    Isn't it interesting how a lot of us go for the same bunch of directors' films. And Oliver Stone is not one of them!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I hated Chopper. Absolutely hated it.

    by Thrillhouse77

    That and Talladega Nights are the only 2 oddballs, so far. Nice list Mr. Beaks.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    ...The Last of the Mohicans is my favorite Mann...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I realize that makes me a sentimental girl with a hair conditioner fetish...but I don't care.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    No, Flicka

    by YackBacker

    MOHICANS is an excellent film. And a great fucking score too. Hmmm. best film scores of the past ten years... must go write a list.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Yack

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    You know, I've never seen The Insider, but you've convinced me with nothing more than "Al Pacino turned in his first non-overacting performance in decades". This I gotta see. You gotta admit, Heat fucking RULES tho. <P> Oh man, Oliver Stone. Where to begin? I actually really liked W but I can't see myself watching it again for a couple more years at least. Alexander was a total mess, no question. Just sloppy as all hell and I don't think the film even knew what the hell it was trying to do. <P> Ridley Scott has been sliding into "Stone" territory lately too if you ask me. I really loved American Gangster but other than that, everything post-Matchstick Men just hasn't done it for me. <P> Shall we discuss Tony Scott as well? haha

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    shogun, I give Ridley Scott a little more credit than Stone

    by YackBacker

    Yes, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN was flawed, but not nearly as screwed up a shitstain as ALEXANDER. And A GOOD YEAR was his venture into romantic storytelling. Mind you, it was about a lot of rich Europeans, so you don't feel empathy for anyone onscreen, but I don't despise the movie at all. <p> And as for Tony Scott- homeboy peaked with CRIMSON TIDE. TRUE ROMANCE was his best movie, but it was great because of the script, not his direction. I did like MAN ON FIRE, but I've never watched it after my first sitting. And I doubt I ever will.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Mann has had an astonishing fall from grace

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    All his 90's movies were excellent. This decade has been a disaster. Public Enemies and Ali were dull. Collateral and Miami Vice were terrible. <p>Oliver Stone has gone down the crapper as well.<p>Scott has done two great movies - KOH Director's Cut and Gladiator. Two OK ones - Black Hawk Down and American Gangster. And two stinkers - A Good Year and Hannibal. Haven't seen Matchstick Men and Body of Lies; they don't look too interesting.<p>Spielberg - Munich was great. Catch Me If You Can - fun. Minority Report; AI - flawed, frustratingly so. War of the Worlds and Terminal - average at best. KOTCS - disaster - and all Spielberg's doing, not Lucas the whipping boy. <p>Scorsese - GONY - bleh. Ruined by Harvey Weinstein too, despite Marty's protestations to the contrary. The Departed - one of the most over-rated films of the decade. The Aviator - best of the bunch; still not great. Ditch DiCrapio, for fuck's sake. <P>I could go on through other directorial resumes of the 2000's, but I won't.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The Scotts

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I've never taken the time to watch Kingdom of Heaven. I hear really good things about the director's cut, so maybe I should give it a chance. I can't say I have any interest in A Good Year. <P> Tony Scott's direction is definitely a weaker part of True Romance. Nothing to it really but maybe that's a strength. I can think of 10 directors off the top of my head who would take that same script and turn it into a fucking shitpile. <P> Man On Fire is pretty awesome, but Scott lost said self control on that film. He went full-retard with Domino tho. I admit, when I first so Domino, I thought it was a fun flick. Then I saw it again on DVD and realized it was fucking stupid, haha.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    To those who didn't like chopper.

    by speed

    You views are not valid. AND to those saying the decade ends next year December are morons.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Turd, this is me defending GANGS

    by YackBacker

    I will make one concession from the get-go: Cameron Diaz damn near ruined the movie. But aside from that, the revenge tale is exceptionally well-done. I love the fact that Amsterdam loved Bill as a father figure and hated him for being the man that killed his real father. That is the central aspect of the movie to me, and it made for a great film. And who else has done a movie in that period of NY's history? Scorsese could have done a better job, I'm sure. But Daniel Day Lewis and DiCaprio put that movie other the top for me.<p> Parting shot- MUNICH was excellent.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Never really like Tony Scott

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Man on Fire would have been great if he'd actually kept the camera still. He puts too much flashy crap in his films. Actually, TR, Crimson Tide and Last Boy Scout were all good, but the rest is Bruckheimer junk (BHC 2/Days of Thunder/Top Gun) or just absolute junk and generic thrillers - Domino, The Fan, Spy Game.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Great seeing love for Friday Night Lights

    by DDMAN26

    Fantastic movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    My top ten of the decade. Get ready to laugh maybe

    by lockesbrokenleg

    10. I am Legend 9. Pirates of the Caribbean 8. Casino Royale 7. Star Trek 6. The Aviator 5. World Trade Center 4. Spider Man 2 3 Fellowship of the Ring 2 Iron Man 1 Dark Knight

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    STILL NOT FIXED, MOTHERFUCKER

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I see a lack of Gene Hackman out there

    by YackBacker

    Mind you, he's only worked for half of the past decade, but I want to put HEIST out there- not as a top 10 film, but as a movie that deserves praise in general.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Matchstick Men

    by Jared

    Scott's best film of the decade. FACT.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I felt that final scene of Munich was about the only ending Spielberg got right in the last 10 years. All his films collapse in their second halves now (except for Indy 4, which was garbage from the get-go).<p>Gangs of New York would have been great if a)Weinstein had not cut an hour from it - painfully obvious from the choppy last act, and b)if Diaz AND Leo had not been cast. I've never bought DiCaprio in tough guy roles. He always seems to have a perpetually baby face no matter how old he gets, as well as a very earnest and off-putting attitude, like he's trying so damn hard to be taken seriously. No one can deny Day Lewis' greatness as Bill the Butcher, though. I kind of wish Scorsese had made the film in the early 80's, with DeNiro as Amsterdam and The Clash on the soundtrack, as was originally planned. I think the younger Marty would have given it the street-smart energy it needed back then, instead of the obvious, oscar-baiting grandeur of the existing film.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    lockes

    by YackBacker

    WORLD TRADE CENTER? I admit to never having seen it, but I'm curious why you liked it so much.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by lockesbrokenleg

    For an Oliver Stone movie it was pretty self restrained. Nic Cage's performance was excellent and never over the top. I really thought the characters (based on real life people) were well done.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Spielberg's fall has been the worst of the bunch. The man has had his fair share of disasters... COUGHhookCOUGH... but lately it seems like I just can't tell what he's going for. <P> WotW was absolute shit. The Terminal borderlines Forrest Gump levels of sappy bullshit and it really dull to be honest. Minority Report is cute the first time you see it but it hasn't aged well at all. <P> He needs to ditch that over-exposed style he's gotten so fond of. A.I. started that mess, but at least that movie really tried to live up to Kubrick (tho I admit, it fails) It still had some really great ideas and images. <P> I think that when Kubrick died, Spielberg just lost all self control. KotCS would never have happened if he were alive today. Both The Berg and The Beard would have been embarrassed to show it to him. Same w/ Eps I-III. <P> Scorsese just hasn't found his tone yet in the new mediums available. The same could be said for Mann. I loved GoNY but agree that The Departed is over-rated. Infernal Affairs was much better. <P> BTW, I agree that both Dicaprio and DDL save NY despite Diaz really doing her best to muck it all up.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Back to Mann for a moment- he gets an all-time pass

    by YackBacker

    Because he cast Tone Loc in HEAT. AND IT FUCKING WORKED!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    my number 100 is....

    by IndianaPeach

    Bubba Ho Tep.....not Bring it On (!) That said...cool list Beaks...I agree wholeheartedly...except Tnights and the Michael Mann stuff. Good job.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Turd, good points re: GANGS

    by YackBacker

    Of course DeNiro in his prime puts 99.99999% of all other actors to shame. The version you refer to is a lost movie, for certain. The GANGS we got hit the right emotions for me. I agree completely that Scorsese could have done better, but you wanna talk about Oscar-bait? THE AVIATOR is nothing but that in my book- Christ, it has Alan fucking Alda in it! That guy is GOOD!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    lockes, I will check it out now

    by YackBacker

    WORLD TRADE CENTER stuck out on your list because I believe it's the only movie you mention that didn't bank over $200 million.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I think you'll enjoy it. It doesn't have a sad ending like you think, the ending is pretty great. Also, the use of CG is interesting, because the beginning of the film we see the towers when Cage is driving into the city.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Not a bad list locke

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I havent seen WTC either. I'm amazed to see it on a list honestly.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, that's not funny

    by CherryValance

    FOTR & TDK are my #1 & #2. I just have to figure out the other 98.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Nice target you just painted on your back.

    by yesiamaplant

    People on movie sites need to stop doing fucking best of lists. All it does it make you look like simpering jackasses.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Gangs cut?

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I knew it had been shortened but is there really another full hour of footage floating around out there? Jesus christ, that couldn't have been cheap! The Weinstein's need to stop fucking with people's films, man. Any chance we'll get a restored DC?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_slinger

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Agreed about Spielberg. He was always hit and miss in my opinion, but when he was on he was really ON. I wish he'd get his second(third?) wind, I really do. Perhaps since he's entering the last act of his career he will - though his upcoming projects, Lincoln and Interstellar aside, don't look that promising. Tintin? Indy 5 (shudder)? Remakes like Harvey (thank hell Oldboy was canned)? <p>Not sure I agree about Spielberg and Lucas shitting the bed in Kubrick's absence, though - surely The Berg would have been embarassed to show the Old Master Hook and The Lost World, too?<p>Scorsese actually DOES have some interesting projects lined up. Silence is another long-gestating pet project of his, too, just like GONY and Last Temptation of Christ. Those types of affairs have the potential to be either masterpieces or turn into flawed though interesting messes (see Jackson's Kong!). Also, his epic movie about the music business sounds interesting (The Long Play), plus possible collaborations with deNiro again (such as I Heard You Paint Houses). I would like to see another collaboration by him, DeNiro, and Pesci again - I think that Casino is possibly his most under-rated film, even though it drags on a bit, and was seen to be a retread of Goodfellas(superficially so IMO).

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Almost Famous will be too low on the list.

    by MCVamp

    Just saying, since it's from 2000 it's barely remembered as part of the decade.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    If anybody gets director of the decade, I think it should be

    by YackBacker

    Christopher Nolan. MEMENTO, INSOMNIA, BATMAN BEGINS, THE PRESTIGE and THE DARK KNIGHT. That's a pretty good run. Who has had a better decade?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I.Love.A.I.

    by DVader

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    CherryValance

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Well, I was going to put in ROTS, but well, I liked Iron Man more. Sorry.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Drunk Vader! Let me pursue A.I. for a bit

    by YackBacker

    I put it on my top 10 too because I thought it was Spielberg's darkest genre movie up until that point. I love the scope of the story- a lot of people hated the ending with the advanced AIs (a lot of folks thought they were aliens!). If you don't appreciate what the AIs at the end are all about, then this is not a movie for you. The whole idea of showing what humans leave behind after they are long dead was riveting to me. And some people saw the end with the revived mother as a cop-out, I thought it made the movie even more bitter-sweet. And there's a ton of Oedipal stuff to sort through A.I. as well. It's one of Spielberg's most layered and complex genre pictures.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Haha wow, you're right. I wish I could have seen Kubrick's reaction to Hook. The Lost World is another disgrace, but a well meaning one. The source material wasn't much better anyways. The cast was lacking and it turned a smart concept into a stupid monster movie. <P> The day the Oldboy remake died rivals the first time I had sex. It was that good (or my first sexual experience was that bad, who's to say?) <P> Scorsese still has it in him, no doubt. I think he needs to do some non-pet projects again for a while to get the creative juices flowing again. Hopefully Shutter Island turns out well. The rest of the projects sound promising too. The world needs more Pesci regardless. That man chews scenery better anyone else working today (including Pacino, who has become a caricature of his former self) Casino is a great film and far from Goodfellas Light as you mentioned. Deniro needs to get on the ball himself. Godsend, anyone?

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Beaks I hope you consider Zodiac

    by snallyg

    High point of Finchers career before he botched it with button.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I think Harrison Ford and DeNiro have the same lobotomist

    by YackBacker

    Those guys have lost all verve and charisma. Ford has been so bad, it's making me reevaluate his earlier work to see if perhaps he has always been terrible (think about it for a sec- what has he done that was truly "great?"). DeNiro should qualify for disability assistance based on his shitty work of late.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    yeah

    by CherryValance

    so far I've got ROTS at #36 but I got pooped out. I'm resting. Making lists is tough. And Beaks wrote paragraphs and everything.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    ...Yack, so, so fucking sad...but true. About lobotomies...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and all.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    ...lockes, interesting list....would you consider swapping...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...UNITED 93 for WORLD TRADE CENTER?<P>If I don't get off of here Mrs. FlickaPoo is going to kill me.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    ...and I love A.I.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    DeNiro just does films now so he can finance

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    his Tribeca film production company and pay for the Italian restaurants he owns. All went south for that guy after the one-two punch of Heat and Casino. Although it could certainly be argued that everything after Midnight Run was a climb down and didn't have that riveting De Niro style he exhibited in the 70's and 80's. <p>Ford went belly up at around the same time, too (94/95). He was never a truly great actor, but he was still a good one and had charisma to boot - a true movie star. Han Solo (in IV and V anyway - not the neutered sap in Jedi) and Indy (again mostly in the first 2 films) are undeniably great iconic performances. Obviously, Blade Runner as well. Even American Grafitti. The Mosquito Coast was a great non-genre performance. But he's a tired old husk of an actor now.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    ...even the much maligned ending, I like that...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...PINOCCHIO style "real boy" ending.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck, I totally forgot about TEAM AMERICA

    by YackBacker

    It's probably one of the funniest movies of the decade. I personally like SHAUN better, but TEAM AMERICA is brilliant. Definitely top 30 of the last 10 years for me.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I haven't seen United 93, yet, sorry.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    AI is a redo of EMPIRE OF THE SUN...

    by Six Demon Bag

    great fucking films...<P>watch those two films back to back! <P> watch you heart melt! <P>watch you recant for the shit you said about speilberg because of INDY 4!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Miami Vice did need more Phil Collins

    by BMacSmith

    i had completely forgotten that movie existed. it wasnt bad, it was just forgettable.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    ford

    by Six Demon Bag

    in mosquito coast and WITNESS...great fucking acting...indy 3 and jedi werent bad either..just different facets--he became the comic relief..

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    SDB, that is the most interesting thing I've read today

    by YackBacker

    Excellent insight- those movies to parallel one another a lot. Heh... fucking guy just blew my mind.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I am disgusted by the preamble of Beaks list...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Apparently 3D, digital and performance capture are "limiting technologies". What luddite bullcrap - they are storytelling possibilities and enhancements to the filmmaking process, if in the right hands and used properly. We're slowly getting there. Did this fool use to be a talkbacker? Figures. Pretentious blowhard.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    ...I still say A.I. is PINOCCHIO...interesting comparison...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to EMPIRE OF THE SUN though. I'm going to have to think on that. <P>And yes, INDY 4 is an abomination, but Spielberg has earned himself half a dozen get out of jail free cards....

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Ford in Jedi and Crusade

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Was still quite good, but yeah, I feel he had his balls cut off, and was not that interested in the roles anymore. More lighthearted than the badass he was in New Hope/Empire and Raiders/Doom. <p>In fact, his Solo/Jones performances mirror each other. Establishing the character in the first entry of each trilogy, and then taking it to the next level in both sequels (or prequel in doom's case). Ford is the eptiome of macho cool in Empire and Doom, as cool as Connery as Bond. Then the third films in each were a sort of watered down, more comical depiction of both characters, with the un-PC elements removed.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by DrMorbius

    TEAM AMERICA: FUCK YEAH!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Also, nice choice for director of the decade...

    by DrMorbius

    Nolan for the win!

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Love A.I.

    by Turingtestee

    One of my top 10 as well.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    ...Ford just got old and tired. That's allowed...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...happens to the best of us. He got more interested in his real life and started coasting...I wish him the best.<P>I'd love to see one more great kick ass old guy performance from him though. I was convinced that a new INDY was going to be it...I was very wrong.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Flicka

    by DrMorbius

    Ya never know, the old dog just may have a few tricks...

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Nice compairison

    by Turingtestee

    Even Malkovitch and Law map nicely.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    You can see Ford's career implode right around...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Air Force One. Ho-ly SHIT. <P> Follow that gem up with 6 Days 7 Nights and BOOM! Like a neutron star. <P> A.I. is for sure an adaptation of Pinocchio,

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Ford's last movie was direct-to-video I think

    by YackBacker

    Something about Mexican illegals. It's getting to the point where Mark Hamill won't return FORD's phone calls.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    LOL..You lost all cred at Ricky Bobby..ass

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    seriously, you are like that fat drunk friend who shows up at the bar hoping to run into some friends to tell them "hey, wanna hear my top 100 movies of the decade"..and as soon as you say"ricky bobby"..everyone gets up and leaves..lol..You've apparently only seen 102 movies in 10 years

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    btw...OBSERVE & REPORT???

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    LOL...jesus this just gets better

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Mark Hamill

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    That poor dude. I have so much repsect for him. He is still the best Joker every. You can hear that voice in your head every time you think of the Joker. I'd LOVE to see an animated version of The Killing Joke w/ Conroy and Hamill.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean, you mentioned The Fall...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I saw this film with some close friends, all film buffs. I knew it'd gotten mixed reviews & that its director did The Cell (not a fan), but was open-minded and expected to admire the cinematography, at least. And I did, too...just nothing else about the film (ok, the little girl is fine). I came out with everyone aglow, best-of-the-year talk around me, and feeling totally out-of-step with everyone. Most uncomfortable moviegoing experience in a decade (that's pretty precise since the previous winner in that sweepstakes was the opposite: seeing The Matrix & loving it with 2 people who didn't get it at all.)I still can't pin down quite what I hated about it, though it was quite a strong feeling. I was wondering if you, or anyone else who liked it, might tell me what made it such a favorite of yours; I'm genuinely curious. Thanks in advance.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Amen, shogun

    by YackBacker

    Conroy and Hamill have captured the comic-book quality of those characters perfectly. THE KILLING JOKE really should be animated. Fucking excellent idea.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    In need of serious help

    by ktotheschmidt

    Guys and gals I am fully aware of how annoying these kind of posts are, by for a class (Media 2.0) at the University of Memphis I have had to create a blog and must try and drive traffic to it. I figure the best way to do this is be 100 percent honest. I discuss movies on this blog in the voice of Steven Seagal. You can visit comment, flame it do whatever. http://thereelseagal.blogspot.com/ Thank you, Kevin

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    ktotheschmidt

    by YackBacker

    Dude, write a celeb gossip blog and make your tags: Tiger Woods, cheating, affair. You will have much more traffic than this Steven Seagal gag. <p> BUT, if you honestly want to do this Seagal thing, don't make such obvious jokes. Seagal talking about ninja stuff? Dude, you should have Seagal talking about Tiger Woods or baking Christmas cookies. That's the absurd shit you should be aiming for, not Seagal talking about movies. Good luck with your project.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Yack

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Have you had a chance to play Arkham Asylum? They do a fantastic job in that. Great to see them tackle a "darker" storyline. I've always respected WB and DC for letting them do different takes on the characters without making them stay too kid-friendly. Mask of the Phantasm is another prime example.

  • Dec. 2, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I played ARKHAM at a friend's house

    by YackBacker

    Just one sitting, it was pretty amazing. I'm not a gamer, my last system was a Gamecube and that was solely to play the Rogue Squadron series. But WB Premiere is an interesting production house- they are turning out some good stuff (far better than Marvel's partnership with Lionsgate) and I think there's room for a proper, dark Batman tale with those two actors. I also read BATMAN BEYOND is coming back, which I welcome.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, midnight CST

    ktotheschmidt

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Feel free to use this pic a friend and I whipped up for the lulz. <P> http://i47.tinypic.com/t7idrp.jpg

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    alright shogun, I'm calling it a night

    by YackBacker

    Take it easy, bro. Love the 'gull pic. Fucking silly.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Batman Beyond returning?!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Hell. Yes. I support that 100%. The DC of BB:RotJ was pretty damn awesome. Never had a problem w/ Bruce being an Oracle type character guiding a successor. I've wanted to play with the idea of a future version of Gotham where Bruce and Co. have been dead for decades and Batman has become more of an urban legend than anything. Would love to see someone take a premise like that and really run with it.

  • ...and I ended up with 160 odd movies (for a 100 best list, yeah, I overshot a little). I won't bore you with the whole list, but, I'll at least give you the top 10 (or thereabouts). Thus, in no particular order, we have the list: <BR><BR>2046 <BR><BR> Children of Men <BR><BR> Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon <BR><BR> Good Night, and Good Luck <BR><BR> Lost in Translation <BR><BR> Lust, Caution <BR><BR> Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World <BR><BR> No Country for Old Men <BR><BR> Serenity (yeah, I know, I am an unrepentant lover of Firely) <BR><BR> Spirited Away <BR><BR> The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara <BR><BR> The Lives of Others <BR><BR> The Lord of the Rings trilogy <BR><BR> The Pianist <BR><BR> There Will Be Blood <BR><BR>I didn't really pick these as specifically a top 10 (15, hah), these are just the films that I ended up rating as a ten (of ten, of course) after rating the whole batch of 160 films. <BR><BR>A ten, of course, is a rather high bar, as they then go up against films like Seven Samurai and The Godfather Pt. II.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Later Yack

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Yeah man, it's been fun. Glad you liked the pic, lol.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    i jerk off to the piano teacher

    by maitlanr

    shit is hot!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    nothing beats going into the wank

    by maitlanr

    booth after some dude and sniffing the kleenex or papertowel he used to wipe up his jizz.<p>kathy bates!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    2046

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Rhuragh, that is an instant epic win right there, man. I had it in my top 10 as well. Love love love it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Rhuragh, are you Asian?

    by Chakraborty

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger

    by Rhuragh

    I know...I am absolutely captivated by every second of that film. It is absolutely beautiful.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Chakraborty

    by Rhuragh

    Hah, no. I do really enjoy "asian" cinema though. In the rest of that 160 film list you can find directors like Ang Lee, Chan-wook Park, Hayao Miyazaki, Je-gyu Kang, Joon-ho Bong, Ki-duk Kim, Kinji Fukasaku, Prachya Pinkaew, Satoshi Kon, Takashi Miike, Wong Kar-Wai, Yôji Yamada, Yôjirô Takita, Yung Chang, and Zhang Yimou. So, yeah, a lot of "asian" cinema in the list.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Rhuragh

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Me too. I just watched it a few nights ago for the first time in probably a little over a year and I'm still in awe of it. The relationship between Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi could have been a whole film in itself and I love the mind games they play with each other. It's ridiculously true to life and shows just how crazy we are as a species, IMO Not to mention the actual scenes set in 2046. It's a masterpiece.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Also

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I get the "are you asian?" question all the time, haha. Sounds like we have remarkably similar tastes.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    you guys should watch the paino teacher

    by maitlanr

    i'm telling you. it's a laugh riot. <p> get it? she plays the PIANO!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I missed Takeshi Kitano.

    by Rhuragh

    Oops.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    maitlanr

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I'm guessing Piano = Penis. <P> ARTSY

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    RASCAL CROWE ATE MY KATHY

    by maitlanr

    yummm belly<p>slapping waves. <p> AVATAR!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    your a fucking idiot.

    by TheDudeintheShadows

    that is all

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    no the piano

    by maitlanr

    like the instrument!<p> pianos can't be artsy but they is sometime like musicy?!?! crazy face!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger

    by Rhuragh

    Yeah, I have a hard time avoiding crying at the last scene between Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. It is absolutely devastating.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    rhuragh

    by maitlanr

    quit crying all the time!<p> watch the Speed Cruise Control<p> Sandra Bullock is grrrreat<p> the girl with the pearl earrings! <P> kattthhhhhhhhy battttttteeeeeeees

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    maitlanr

    by Rhuragh

    Uh, thanks for the advice. I'll take that under advisement.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Rhuragh

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I know. You end up really hating him for it. She was just as crazy as him tho, so I guess in the end their dominant personalities get the better of them. Also love the side story of the Daughter and the japanese man.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    If you have good weed, this is the best movie ever LOL

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    coool

    by maitlanr

    also check out anything with gerard butler! <p> 3000 was sex on my face! <p> go forth! jeans!<p> dominic west is a poor man's cary grant! <p> but i will not have him over sidney who came to dinner any day not hungry and not equal but supperate!<p> morgan freeman! not an obvious nelson!<p> lou dobbs hides pennies in his jowls!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    YackBacker where'd you read Batman Beyond is returning?

    by Meadowe

    I love that show. Inque is one of my fave villains. I thinq that show could've at least had a better finale, I think either it was that stupid zeta episode or with those snake people.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Take notes, trolls

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    maitlanr is taking you to school.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    He Gets Credit -

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    NO AMAZON LINKS!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    That was one of the worst top lists I ever read...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Bring it on ? Piano Teacher ?? Ricky Bobby ??? Observe and Report ?!!? Ratatouille !??!<p>If the list goes on like that, it'll be like EPIC FAIL.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Ohhhhhh snap

    by Chakraborty

    Motoko Kusanagi just laid down the pain on Beaks. He called him out on an Epic Fail. Ohhhh sheeeet, Beaks best not be showin' his face round here no mo'. Mmmmmmm-hmmmmmmm.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Batman Beyond

    by imagin78

    It is coming back as a six issue comic mini-series in 2010. No new tv episodes are planned at this time.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    A Pet Peeve I Must Voice

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    You know what pisses me right the fuck off? When foley artists match the visual of a guy drinking from a fast food soda cup by having the sound of the air-and-a-little-soda bubbling (*kooook - koooook - koook*) ... and then proceed to have that 'tiny little bit of soda left' last for like a half fucking hour in the scene, when there's no way that anybody could be draining 'the dregs' of the soda for that fucking long. Fucking foley idiots.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Add tp that ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... that they're sucking it through a straw. Left that out.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X -

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    AMOK! AMOK! AMOK! AMOK! AMOK!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Old School is perhaps the best Will Ferrell movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's just flat out funny, and the Wilson brothers are great in it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by BergerBoy

    was Owen in Old School???

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    oops, Owen wasn't in it, right

    by lockesbrokenleg

    All those Baldwin and Wilson brothers. Hard to keep track of.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Ok I'll be the idiot who has to ask

    by Bass Ackwards

    What does the quote from The Incredibles have to do with the Kangaroo Jack photo? What do either have to do with the article? Am I missing something?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    so true

    by BergerBoy

    isnt Alec giving up acting after 30 rock???

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    so true

    by BergerBoy

    isnt Alec giving up acting after 30 rock???

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    No way are Miami Vice and Huckabees better than...

    by TheWaqman

    the others on the list. Fuck Miami Vice seriously. Other than that, it's a pretty cool list so far.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    While we are talking about fave Tbers, may I say Yackbacker

    by IndustryKiller!

    I thank some of you guys for mentioning me a couple of times, so I'd like to give a shout out to Yackbacker, whose posts I almost always click on when I enter a talkback. He's the kind of chap I feel like i'd love to sit down and have a coffee with while talking movies. And I still consider his epic about face on the first Transformers as one of the great Judas moments of AICN talkbacks (anyone who wasnt around the talkbacks for that film missed a WAR), and I mean that in the best possible way cause who else would admit they felt they were wrong after months of skepticism?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Michael Mann's a wanker.

    by TheWaqman

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    conspiracy is number 1 for me

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Easily the most creative guy on the site and yep that does include Harry and his crew. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Someone should make a list of movies Harry liked

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    then un-liked. And movies he vehemently disliked, and then liked.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST

    also want to congratulate the "actors"

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    who play; Media Messiah and Dioxholster. You have played the roles fantastically and are always consistent, keep it up. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    not the time or the place

    by BergerBoy

    but lets get some Bukowski novels made into movies... Zach Galifianakis as "Hank" get it done.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Asimov, you little fucking bitch

    by Lost Jarv

    are you crying because mean old Jarv and DocP show you up to be the goat fingering cunt that we all know you are. <P>Let me put it this way, even if you had the balls to admit to being loathsome turdbag M-o-M now, it's too late, I'd still fucking loathe you for being a pontificating, sanctimonious, pretentious, fanatical, dogmatic sack of cocks with all the charm and grace of a toxic waste spill. <P>Now fuck off back to that third world country you call home and fistfuck one of your favourite "wives". <P>Remember, shitbag, BAAAAAAA means "Yes".

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    remember asshat, that whatever you say

    by Lost Jarv

    is tainted by the fact that you bought a ticket in advance to see "Mr. Alien, Mr. Predator and lots and lots of Mr and Mrs Dead People". <P>So, whenever you lay your professor/ king brain/ big swinging balls goatfucking schtick down about what is and isn't acceptable to watch (how fucking dare you), I'm going to bitchslap you for it. <P>Now go and visit Barfy's site. You know you want to: <P>http://tinyurl.com/yeduj5a

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    I don't know if conspiracy is number 1 tber

    by Continentalop

    But his short story of Michael Bay shooting a load on Megan Fox's face but imagining it was his fans' might be the funniest thing I ever read here. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    AI blows

    by Lost Jarv

    fuck me. I can't believe anyone likes it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    number 1 for most posted words on any subject is

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    of course Assimov and Star Trek, there is an unhealthy amount of hate there. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    I like AI

    by Continentalop

    You're talking about Anal Intercourse, right?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    BEAKS, one question for you...

    by Laya Maheshwari

    Have you seen LAGAAN? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169102/

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Best description of Michael Mann's...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Miami Vice I've ever read: <p> "It's like watching a four-star chef boil a hot dog."

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    My top 20 of the decade

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    In year released order: <p> Batoru rowaiaru (2000) - Battle Royale <p> Memento (2000)<p> Wo hu cang long (2000) - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon <p> Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001) - Amelie <p> The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) <p> Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) - Spirited Away <p> The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) <p> The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) <p> Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) <p> The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) <p> Lost in Translation (2003) <p> Oldboy (2003) <p> Garden State (2004) <p> The Incredibles (2004) <p> Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) <p> The Proposition (2005) <p> Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) <p> Children of Men (2006) <p> Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) <p> The Dark Knight (2008) <p> Obviously I am a fan of Star Wars, and thats why Revenge of the Sith got in there, as a huge fan I could overlook some of the flaws others couldn't. <p> If you count Kill Bill as one movie instead of two, Zodiac probably would have got in there, just over No Country for Old Men, so a 2007 film would have made it to the list. <p> 2003 was obviously a great year for me. <p> This year so far has been one of the more disappointing years so far (with one month left). Really enjoyed District 9, Up, Inglorious Basterds, Moon, 500 Days of Summer , but none are top 20 for me. But lets see what Avatar delivers. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Speaking of talkbackers, you know who I miss? Tom Cullen...

    by Stegman84

    He was one of the only gimmick tagline talkbackers who always seemed to follow his gimmick up with a post that was actually worth reading. Too bad he got banned for saying that the only thing that Merrick contributed to the site was copyright infringement (during one of Merrick's youtube laded non-news news posts). <p>Still there are still a few old school like talkbackers worth reading, like Yackbacker and DocPazuzu, amongst others, and a few actually creative talkback assholes to spice things up, none of whom I'll bother to namecheck here. Makes all the difference really when the main site is so damn vanilla so much of the time.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Zodiac, Eternal Sunshine and LOTR would be in my list...

    by TheWaqman

    for the top 10. Also Brokeback Mountain (yeah I said it) and I'm too lazy to list others at the moment.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    That is a fucking terrible list

    by Lost Jarv

    Kill Bill Vol 2? Star Wars? Garden State? <P>I agree with a few of them, but christ, man.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    My top 5 is more important than yours

    by Crewman Number Six

    Nobody Knows Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind City Of God Amelie The Lives of Others

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Jarv and Dirk_The_Amoeba

    by Mavra Chang

    Thanks for the honorable mention on the TBer lists(although I'm not sure how I qualify as being anything but a proud member of the CoC) and thanks to Dirk for all of the compliments. He still loves me!!! <p> For my other 2 cents worth to anyone who might listen, DGDB is am awesome guy (and just like a brother to me) who's bad reputation is totally undeserved. <p> Also, whoever insulted Fred should swallow their tongue. He's one of the nicest guys on the planet and VERY intelligent. Go Ninja Fred!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv - tell me what you really think

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Don't hold back. <p> kidding, thats what the lists are about, opinions, some movies lots of people connect with other movies only a few. But when you get that connection, its something you will <p> Would be interested to see your list. Kill Bill Vol 2, some people found too slow after the pace of the first one, I enjoyed it but enjoyed the first part a little more, I know plenty of people that found it much better and more meaningful than the first. <p> Star Wars, explained that one already, I am far from objective when it comes to that movie. <p> Garden State, was definetely a movie, that you either really connected with or you were bored out of your mind, didn't see a lot of inbetween. I and a few of my friends have seen it 4+times, have a friend who walked out of the theater. <p> I am struggling to pick a number one out of my list, but my top 5 would be Battle Royale, Lost in Translation, Spirited Away, Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Also back to Talkbackers - special mention to the Lost guys

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I love Lost but I definetely don't have the dedication of the likes of Pa Burrows, Cheif Brody or Rizzo. They still have the last season 5 talkback going, and 6,000+ posts. They and others have shown real dedication to Lost over the last few years. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    See, Battle Royale would make my list

    by Lost Jarv

    Spirited Away would be an Honorouble Mention. <P>I loathe Lost in Translation (certainly was on me) and ROTK. I'd probably have TDK as an HM as well. <P>Top 10 will probably contain City of God, Lives of Others for 2 (along with battle royale, Requiem for a Dream and the descent) but I'm still toying with it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Crewman number 6 is closest to mine

    by Lost Jarv

    except he's got that sugar ball of puke Amelie on it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    I was the one who insulted Fred

    by Chakraborty

    I've never spoken to him, but when I first saw his gimmick of speaking of himself in the 3rd person, a gag which ran it's course on that Seinfeld episode, I knew it would get old very fast. And it did. But what really weirded me out about his particular gimmick was, a couple times, I clicked on the top TB's that were up in the thousands of posts, basically inhabited by members of the CoC, as you guys call yourselves, and I noticed that he was still doing the gimmick. <p> It struck me as really phony and odd. Because even the biggest trolls at this site like DGDB used to prove themselves to be regular guys, or so I perceived, as they chatted up their other members of the CoC, but this guy was still saying, "Fred is going to eat hot dogs for lunch." "Fred has to go to work." "Fred's favorite movie is Police Academy 6." It struck me as being painfully unfunny and odd. <p> My opinion of trolls is that they fit into one of two extremes: They are either regular guys who have friends and family offline, and are somewhat intelligent and creative and just troll to pass time during the day and to let off steam for fun....OR...they are socially inept, and trolling (or playing out some gimmick) is one of their few social interactions during the day, and one of the few times they can speak to others with the appearance of confidence. Fred appeared to be in the latter group to me. <p> But then again, I don't know him like you CoC members do...so feel free to embrace one another in your mutual circle jerk, as mentioned above.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Chakraborty

    by Mavra Chang

    If you did take the opportunity to speak to Fred, you would realize that he is the furthest thing from a troll. He is very kind, never has a bad word to say about anyone, is far from socially inept, and is a helluva lot smarter than those who don't look beyond his preferred way of expressing himself on AIC would imagine. His "trolling" we call his "ninja moves" and were all in good fun to keep the Twitch talkbacks (or whatever other potentially worthy discussion was sagging) in the top ten. Fred is a true gem and I consider myself fortunate to be his friend.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Fred is the farthest thing from a troll....

    by just pillow talk

    Rickey Henderson and Orcus have always spoken in third person, and are most certainly not trolls either.<p>And City of God is fucking awesome. I would also consider The Visitor in my top twenty.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Industry, thank you

    by YackBacker

    I really appreciate that, especially coming from someone who I regard as one of the most intelligent cinephiles running around these parts. Yeah, the original TF TBs were epic- battling with Donny Two Chins, matching wits (or at least trying to) with the brilliant Childe Roland, etc. Nothing will match that insanity. But yes, put on a fresh pot, brother- I look forward to many more TBs with you.<p> And Stegman, thanks to you too for mentioning my name. Any man who can admit openly that he likes SMALLVILLE this season is a man of character and bravery. It has been a lot better!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    If you guys say so....

    by Chakraborty

    ...but when I meet someone who speaks of them self in the 3rd person, my reaction is the same as it would be if I were to meet someone in person who spoke of them self in the 3rd person.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Mavra does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Mavra, adding a much needed 'feminine' touch to this tb. You are the Wendy to us Lost Boys.<p> Pls tell me Fred's fave film isn't really POLICE ACADEMY 6 though?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Rickey I can vouch for

    by YackBacker

    I know the guy personally- he's a fucking mensch all the way. The third person gag is something he adopted in honor of the real Rickey Henderson. It's almost like he doesn't have a choice in the matter!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Orcus is an eccentric

    by YackBacker

    If you ever go through old TBs, you'll see Orcus still posting- really funny shit like "I'm from the future, this movie ends up being terrible!" in a MATRIX REVOLUTIONS preview article. I mean, who makes a joke where nobody will be there to see it? Is a joke funny if it falls in the woods? I like Orcus' style.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    As long as I'm not Tinkerbell.

    by Mavra Chang

    Not sure if that's true or not, but I believe many of Fred's favorite films are on Turner Classic Movies. It would be hard to imagine that his favorite wouldn't have a "Fred" in the starring role (they do tend to stick together). <p> Dirk knows Fred better than anyone. He's the Amoeba to ask.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Orcus is ultra cool.

    by Mavra Chang

    I'll agree with that wholeheartedly.<p> Never met Rickey Henderson

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    there are "those" who still go back in time Yack...

    by just pillow talk

    Hell, even Kevin Willis was traveling for a bit back in time, posting his silly "last"s.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    "Ankle Biters": #1 with a bullet

    by Rocco Curioso

    OK, maybe not #1 on a list of this decade's best movies... but among midget vampire movies, it stands boldly & manfully atop the summit.<P>For those unfamiliar: tinyurl.com/yknjk63<P>This is certainly one of those "so bad it's good" movies. The acting is atrocious, the budget would've made Ed Wood envious, and the protagonist(Drexel)is a white-guy version of Blade with none of the moves and roughly 25% of the badassness.<P>There's one slo-mo shot(that gets repeated twice)of Drexel, decked out in shades, duster, and cowboy boots as he does a backflip from the hood of his musclecar. As with the rest of the movie, God only knows why.<P>Still, there's something almost pathetically endearing about it. Worth the price of a rental, if you can find it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    What happened to anchorite?

    by Chakraborty

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    ...this has been a good talkback. I was even reminded of...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a few movies I somehow missed that I still need to see.<P>I won't mention which ones or you guys will tar me with the viscous sludge on a theater floor after the last show of NEW MOON, and feather me with shredded unsold tickets for THE ROAD.<p> Some good stuff has slipped through the cracks...unacceptable.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna give a shout out to ABKing

    by Chakraborty

    Remember that chair George Clooney built in Burn After Reading? It's like a rocking comfy chair, and whenever it rocks forward a dildo shoots up from the bottom. Well, ABKing built one of those - he calls it his "Stallone Chair" which he uses to watch any and every film starring Sylvester Stallone.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna give a shout out to First Man

    by Chakraborty

    I think that was his name. He relished in the fact that he had no life and would post "FIRST!" on every talkback, madly clicking and refreshing the front page, waiting for a new article to be posted. Only later, with the creation of YouTube, did many others appear on the net who would start doing the exact same thing, at which point First Man likely had a moment of reflection, and realized he was one of the most hated douchebags at this site....and he vanished.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    BEHOLD ORCUS COMES FROM FACEBOOK!!!

    by orcus

    The Herald or Orcus brings Orcus news that Orcus was spoken of. Anything good? Did Orcus miss anything?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I'm gonna give a shout out to 'Meh' Man. Like the grave of the unknown soldier, 'Meh' man stands as a symbol for every dude that has seen fit to post news of their disinterest. 'I have no interest in this' he takes the time to post in threads in which he clearly has no interest. 'Could care less' is another of his grammatically incorrect calling cards. And finally in this decade a whole new word has been invented for this individual's usage - 'meh'. So, here's to you 'meh' man, you pointless cunt.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna give a shout out to the TheRealMoriarty

    by Chakraborty

    The biggest douchebag talkbacker ever. No one else can touch this guy.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I'm gonna give a shout out to Orcus. A man / creature that inhabits the nether world of AICN. Motherfucker has some kind of sixth sense as demonstrated by the post above. What Orcus is no one truly knows. A terror from the old world or just a loner with a librarian complex? But behold. It is here.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Orcus should take out a patent on the word BEHOLD

    by orcus

    Or whatever one takes out. And yes, Orcus has his ways.....

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Holy crap

    by orcus

    Did Orcus just type the "Herald or Orcus"? Orcus still can't type. Damn claws

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Mavra Chang

    by BurnHollywood

    "Thanks to Dirk for all of the compliments."<p> You should watch his eyes light up when you blow a wad in his face.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    ...recently I've been laughing at/with HarryCalder...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that guy knows a lot of shit and won't hesitate for a second to turn it into a pun.<P>Who else is going to toss off a complicated joke fusing ID4 with the works of William Shakespeare? Nobody, that's who.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Ankle Biters is a fucking disgrace

    by Lost Jarv

    It's utter shit. I reviewed it for the Vault and it's one of the 3 least fun films I've ever seen: <P>http://tinyurl.com/ydfku2b<P> It would probably have been OK if they had some actual clue about making a film. And there's no nudity which is unforgivable in a film like that. <P>Utter wank.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Fuck's sake

    by Lost Jarv

    Let me try that again. <P>It's utter shit. I reviewed it for the Vault and it's one of the 3 least fun films I've ever seen: http://tinyurl.com/ydfku2b <P> It would probably have been OK if they had some actual clue about making a film. And there's no nudity which is unforgivable in a film like that. Utter wank.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    The Fall

    by ZoeFan

    One of the 5 Most Beautiful Shot films of All Time. Tarsem took a kid's story and makes it something viewable for adults. A little abstract and not for everyone though.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    FRY; FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Who else is going to toss off a complicated joke fusing ID4 with the works of William Shakespeare?"<p> I know Flicka, comedy's a tightrope. I tried to spin a gag using MARS ATTACKS and Daphne Du Maurier once and it just fell flat.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    ...and this post by Stryder had me snickering for days...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the article was about a movie adaptation of a series of books involving a Harry Potter type kid who finds out he's half Greek god or something...<P>"Thus spake Zeus to Percy...<P>"Percy... you and I have something in common. I knew your mother. And when I say I knew her... I KNEW her. Every tantalizing, goosebump inducing inch of the woman. You see, in my younger days, I visited your mother in the form of a bull. Yes, I was a fine specimen if I do say so, all rippling muscle and snorting fury. Naturally, she couldn't resist. I took her in the traditional manner, but there was nothing animalistic about it it. No, it was sweet sweet lovemaking. And never ONCE did she cry out "WHERE'S THE BEEF?" Oh, she knew, lad! SHE KNEW! Anyway, blah blah blah, miracle of life, nine months later and there you are. So... how's your mum?"

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    A.I, is AWESOME

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It's #2 on my all-time Top 10. As was said here by someone I can't recall, it's incredibly honest about the human condition, and it's crafted with such artistry and all the performances are so good. It's a shame it just whipped over the head of just about everyone. "Dude, I didn't get the space aliens at the end." "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, yooooou."

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Top 100 lists are the most worthless exercise on Earth...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...BTW, because only a fraction of the readers even give a shit about the top 25, only hanging around to assess the top 10.<p> This is reminding me of a tedious routine the otherwise excellent Brit magazines routinely engage in, where they boldly announce THE TOP 100 (250, 1000, etc) *GREATEST* (something) MOMENTS IN FILM HISTORY.<p> Guess they like hate mail and paper and postage is cheap in the UK. Maybe it's a scam with the Royal Postal Office...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Tiurd -

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I honestly never thought I'd be in the same list as Bruce Willis in my entire life. And there I am. Kick-ass! Anyway, Turd, you rock, and I'm sorry you dislike me. For the record, I'm not deranged, schizophrenic OR self-loathing. On the rest, you're pretty much all right. :) You're actually a pretty intelligent guy when you're not taking a giant shit on me.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Oh, and ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... I'm not non-white-hating either. I misread what you said there. :P~ Racism is about the dumbest thing in the world.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Fred and chakraborty

    by toadkillerdog

    Chakrab: You knoweth not about whom you speak ill of. As others have said, Fred is truly the nicest dude on these boards as well as one of the funniest and smartest. His 3rd person schtick, if you bothered to look beyond your prejudice, is I believe, an homage to Cerebus the Aardvark - who spoke in the 3rd person. Fred, myself, Jaka, Kevinwillis, Mostholy and a few others are diehard Cerebus fans - we get it. You do not. <p> That so many of Fred's friends will defend him, should be reason enough for you to realize ya done fucked up. Fred would never 'fight' back. In fact his greatest moment may have been when Egg-salad in all his frothing baboon shit eating glory, tried to dump his load on a CoC TB, insulting everyone around, while Fred just sweetly and calmly posted back to him, even inviting him to join the group! I damn near had a stroke when I read that one! But you could almost see the steam rising from egg salad's chimp smacked forehead, as he was getting more and more pissed at not being able to goad Fred. Finally eggy huffed off and never tried to insult Fred again. It was amazing and the best way ever for dealing with a shit smearing troll - although I prefer smacking them around.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Dirk and Orcus

    by toadkillerdog

    Dirk - thanks for the shout out on the list. I will send you a fine looking dustball for Christmas! <p> Orcus! Great seeing you again my time traveling amigo! How is life in the other dimensions?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Since Turd Brought It Up

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It's not that I'm racist for or against any one race. What it is - is that I've known prejudice based on my ethnic background when I don't even really LOOK Native American based on where I went to school. Since I was at a reservation school and hung out with other NA friends, I would get followed when I was with them in stores but left alone on my own because they looked more "ethnic" than me even though we have the same background. Likewise, I dated a black guy for two years and the way I got treated when I was with him was amazing - in stores, people would RUSH up get into our faces the minute we'd go into a store. "Can I help you?" "Can I help you?" like -a second- after we walked in, because they were suspicious we were thieves. I wouldn't get treated like that on my own.<p><p>So, Turd, the thing is? I dislike seeing the "tables turn" and seeing anti-NA and anti-black racism simply replaced with anti-white racism. I don't think ANY racism is a good idea. A lot of people mistake this for me thinking white people are somehow inherently perfect. No, it's not that at all. I just don't like seeing any race maligned.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I gotta say I disagree in one way. I dislike the 'BEST MOVIES EVER' lists because they're so pointless and nonsensical - and often -very- arbitrary. But the thing is ... the 'best (x) moments' are often very intersting because I've discovered MANY new fi;ms of a particular type from those lists. Scariest Moments lists are a boon to me as a horror fan because they briefly describe something (and I only like them in print because the movie isn't ruined that way, unless they're dips and give away big plot secrets). I find those helpful for me because I don't have any friends who are into horror to tell me to check out some obscure thing. It was thruugh such print lists I discovered SUSPIRIA, MAGIC, RINGU, JU-ON,THE FUNHOUSE, LIFEFORCE, THE BOOGENS and a host of others I now adore.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    TKD!

    by orcus

    Life in the other realms is just frakkin BUSY! One day Orcus built a server for the archives department (Called it Orcus since the place named their servers based on Greek and Roman Mythology. Oh the Irony). Then Orcus was given the duties or Webmaster for his department. Quite frankly Orcus is making shit up as he goes along on that one. Now Orcus has to get savvy on Windows 7 to teach a mini class for the newbs and test out software on it for a future migration. FEH!. So yeah, Orcus has been a wee bit scarce :)

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Oh, and the sad thing about AI

    by orcus

    You could tell where Kubrick would have ended it and where Speilberg extended it

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    ThusSpakeSpymunk

    by Series7

    Also scariest moments list is stupid to watch unless you know before hand you've seen all the movies on the list. Because if you see a list with a movie you'd like to see, it'll totally ruin it for you.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Orcus - No, Not You Too!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    You're kinda totally wrong. The whole thouasnds-of-years-later ending? That was something that was ESSENTIAL to Kubrick. He created that. The actual story ends with Professor Hobby and David together as a new family after the original family goes totally haywire. Kubrick wanted the 2001-ish extended ending! Not you too! :)

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I think I remember seeing egg salad....

    by Chakraborty

    ...crash the CoC party on one thread, and saw some people having a conniption, and thought it was absolutely hilarious. I like egg salad. As someone mentioned above, some trolls are good at breaking up the monotony.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Series7

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    That's why I said "read" instead of watch.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    My Top Ten of the 2000's

    by arjaybee

    Yes, personal opinions still count as both personal and opinion...my top ten: 1- Kill Bill An amazing piece of geek cinema with bad ass fights, anime, blood, guts, music and characters. Perfect. 2- Pirates of the Carribean: DMC The first Pirates movie made me feel like I did when I went to summer movies in the late '70s and 80's as a kid... this sequel was even better! 3- Cast Away Guilty pleasure...love it! 4- Harry Potter and the Gobblet of Fire There has to be discussion on how amazing the Harry Potter films have been this decade...this one is my favorite to date. 5- The Incredibles The best Pixar film to date from the amazing Brad Bird! 6- Shrek "Really, really..." 7- O Brother Where Art Thou? The Coen Brothers at their best...unbelievable! 8- Apacalypto Mel G. confirms himself has a great filmmaker. 9- No Country for Old Men The Coen Brothers do it again! 10 -Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ethereal, Epic, Amazing! I personally think this was a good decade for movies.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The Fall.....

    by MorganLeafy

    Glad to see some people can appreciate it too for the great movie it is. Every great movie combines esthetics to tell a good story and that movie does that marvelously.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Aaah, that explains it chakra

    by toadkillerdog

    You hate Fred because he destroyed your troll idol. Eggy was never the same after his encounter with Fred. <p> Who'da thunk that kindness would kill a troll?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Orcus

    by toadkillerdog

    I do understand the busy. This is the first time in about a month that I have been able to post during daytime. Although to be honest, there was nothing for me to post about even at night, so although I perused I did not say anything. I will probably drop off again until I have actually seen Avatar - unless a Godzilla or James Bond thread come up. <p>

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Oh and talking about 'top' movies

    by MorganLeafy

    has anyone seen 'Le goût des autres'? Talky (but in a good way), funny, slightly chilled romantic? See it!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I actually thought that was kinda touching....

    by Chakraborty

    ....because I remember egg starting talking amongst you guys like a normal person...that was pretty funny, too. And I don't hate Fred, I'll take all of your guys' statements to vouch for him...and I forgot that he was the one that was nice to egg salad...so that's reason enough to like the guy.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Ugh Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

    by Series7

    Man Arjaybee you sound like a 10 year old making a list. But you remember seeing movies in the 70s which makes you older then me. I don't mind the Harry Potter series, the first 3 were decent, but man 4 was AWFUL. And I was embarressed to be in a theater watching it, and I'm younger then you. That whole dance scene was so bad and lame. I kind of hate that one, the next two were just boring.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Chakra

    by toadkillerdog

    Eggy was an asshole supreme. Not just for being a troll. I could live with that - plenty of them around and he never really bugged the CoC - he was just ignored. But say what you will about Harry, for some shit paper like eggy to constantly spam every Tb with graphic and truly disgusting descriptions about Harry's late mother and the way Eggy envisioned her dying, went so far beyond the acceptable, that I have no respect for anyone who thinks that Eggy deserves even a roach shit worth of consideration. <p> But maybe you did not read what he said about Harry's mother, if so, I give you the benefit of the doubt.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Oh....yeah...I forgot about that....

    by Chakraborty

    ...I remember his crossing the line at times, like graphic descriptions regarding Estelle Getty's deceased body...but I had forgotten about what he said about Harry's mother. Yeah, that crossed the line. Still, I tend to agree with the philosophy you mentioned before about killing with kindness....even though I don't necessarily live by it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    arjaybee, CAST AWAY a guilty pleasure??!<p> The only guilty pleasure in that was hobo-haired Hanks humping the shit out of Wilson every night. Guess he had to keep him pumped up somehow.<p> You're not related to / affiliated with / or in another identity the tb'er known as Six Demon Bag are you?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Orcus is awesome. Who is his herald?

    by DVader

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    YackBacker and shogun_gunslinger

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Great freaking lists. I love seeing all the Children of Men love on here. That was my #1 movie of the decade.<p>And between shogun and Miyamoto_Musashi it's wonderful to see the Asian film love. I thought I was the only guy willing to sneak one or two of those on a top ten of the decade list.<p>arjaybee, having The Incredibles and Apocalypto on your list = extreme PROFESSIONAL.<p>The Fall was epic movie making. I can understand how it wasn't for everyone but visually it has no equal.<p>I'll also defend Fred as well. He's a stand up guy who had some very insightful opinions and was kind enough to share some of his writing projects with me and he's a helluva writer.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Orcus on A.I.

    by DVader

    Actually, Kubrick did intend the ending where David is found by future Mechas and thus finally achieving his special one-of-a-kind status. The ending we saw is the ending Kubrick wanted. Which is still kind of dark.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    HOD is here. Lotta legends in one place. This tb really has become the 'gathering'...<p> Now on with the lightning and decapitations!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    This is where we rape the horses and ride off on the women

    by DVader

    Right?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Dvader

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Only if we see a mail plane.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    DVader...Holy shit, that was Kubricks original ending????

    by orcus

    Orcus stands corrected. Orcus is debating on releasing the info on the Herald. If the Herald wants to...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    This is where we rape the volleyballs and leave Tom Hanks a broken sobbing man.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Church of Chang

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Mass is now in session.<p> Hello to all Professionals! Only another dozen thousand TBs to go.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Yes Orcus

    by DVader

    That's what his estate says in that Kubrick documentary that came out after his death and after A.I. was released, and that's the story I've heard from other interviews with his wife and producer Jan Harlan on the subject. Surprising, yes, since many thing Kubrick would have ended it with David trapped under the ferris wheel for all eternity, but that wasn't the right end for David's journey, Kubrick thought. He needed to be special and unique in the future, the future mechas' link to the past, the only link to the ones that made them.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    speaking of Asian Cinema

    by YackBacker

    MONGOL, which was shot in Kazakhstan, is an overlooked gem. Sure, it sugar-coated a lot of Genghis Khan's personality (overlooking less-savory aspects of the man) but the story is still compelling. And those David Lean-esque shots of the countryside are amazing. AND it only cost $20 million. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Abom, HOD

    by YackBacker

    This place is getting serious.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Church of Chang = holy ground Highlander<p> Abom, you gloryboy good to see you here!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Oh and fuck me for calling a movie a "gem"

    by YackBacker

    Sometimes, I wanna kick my own ass down the street...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    What is this, the new Twitch?

    by DVader

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I dont post much so blend into the background like a Predator

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Then BAM, headshots all round. <p>And glad to see some City of God love around here. Man, that films brutal in places. <p> And no Harry Potter film is ever allowed to be in a top 10 lists. Jebus!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    arjaybee, I'll come to your rescue

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I really enjoyed Cast Away too. Don't know why that movie takes so much sh. I mean, it was just about a guy stuck on an island dealing with despair and loneliness. It was a solid movie.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Mongol was pretty good...

    by just pillow talk

    Isn't there supposed to be a follow-up or no?<p>I also enjoyed the hell outta The Warlords. Jet Li is great in that.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Then BAM, headshots all round."<p> Col. Tigh i'm picturing lockes, TITBAG and Nerd_Rage sitting in a sweaty jungle shack. The door's kicked in and before they can even go for their guns, you give em each one between the eyes with a silenced Mp4. Blood splats run down the bamboo. You spit on the floor. Job done.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    "This is my list...These are...films that moved me..."

    by NoHubris

    Agreed. That's the only reason and way to make list of top films.<p>That said, RAISING VICTOR VARGAS, LATE MARRIAGE and NOWHERE TO HIDE ("You're a Holidaaay") are favs.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Hola gents

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Haven't actually read the Beaks list yet, so I'll get to it. Just wanted to check in because a little bird told me all the great legendary TBers of old were here!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Cast Away = Aces in my book

    by DVader

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Kai

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    The only sound to be heard is the mini-gun spinning, empty.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Abom...what's the good word?

    by just pillow talk

    Hope you don't mind, but I'm getting you some freshly sharpened #2 pencils for Christmas. Tis the holidays...for smiting shitheels.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Yack, you are dead right about Mongol

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    What a great movie. Gorgeous to look at.<p>I had no idea so many people here were into Asian cinema. I'm going to cry.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    The Fall is an ode to imagination, storytelling, and film

    by SoylentMean

    Three things I hold dear to my heart. The visuals, the acting, and the cinematography combined to create a film I can't stop thinking about. It was my favorite film of last year and will most likely sit in the top ten of my best 100 of the decade.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Welcome home, HOD.

    by DVader

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    And Cast Away is pretty good

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Great acting job from Hanks, as he was there front and centre for the whole fucking thing. Some cool ideas played out well. <p>Not my personal favourite, but allowed a big bag of kudos for the large hairy ones they showed having a go at it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Hey pillow

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Absolutely, there's a few amateurs around the office who need some trepanation! Nothing new these days, just work and work and the occasional movie review. Just watched the original Tremors again, this time with the daughter. It was a family moment to cherish.<p> Which reminds me, what with the holidays, time to order another gross of "Tremor Attack Packs" to use as gifts. Nothing says "I love you" like a four-pack of Burt Gummer. I wonder how Michael Gross feels about Meredith Baxter's official outing. I'm not surprised, but it's a little off-putting; I'm positive I jerked it to her at least a dozen times back in the "Family Ties" days.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Asian cinema love-a measure of a true film fan

    by SoylentMean

    I'm getting Zatoichi versus the One-Armed Swordsman today from Netflix. Why? Because Zatoichi kicks ass. Also, when I went and saw Grindhouse I was the only one of my friends who laughed at the Zatoichi line from Jungle Julia. And then I had to explain why it was funny. <P> The explanation was:<P> "Imagine if Stevie Wonder was into massage therapy and he happened to travel the country with a cane sword".

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "If ur troll bleeds ve kun kill it."

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Mongol is part of a trilogy JPT

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    So is Ip Man. Not sure what the status of the sequels are though.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I need to see CAST AWAY again

    by YackBacker

    The "I have made... FIRE!" scene was beat to hell in the commercials, etc. and it kind of angered me to a point where I wanted to dislike the movie. I did appreciate it when I eventually watched it on cable, but I think I'd like it more now that I've calmed the fuck down. And the most interesting part of the story is really him coming home and trying to absorb everything. I could have watched a whole movie about that alone.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    re: MONGOL sequels

    by YackBacker

    According to Wikipedia (I know, I know) the sequel is going to happen. To be safe, I demand all of you buy the DVD today.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    JPT! Hola!

    by orcus

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Holy crap all the biggies are here

    by orcus

    Is this where we die???

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Okay, I surved the list...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...of Beaks' first 25. I don't have any major comments to add since I haven't seen most of the films...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    CAST AWAY sponsored by Fed Ex and Wilson Sporting Goods; 'When your balls are on the line it has to be there on time'.<p> Disclaimer: Wilson are not liable for any injuries sustained while attempting to dry hump our volleyballs.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Hey there's Orcus

    by Abominable Snowcone

    the planets must be aligning. Guess it's time to ask myself what I believe...<p> Oh wait, I already know, Praise Bale

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Abom!

    by orcus

    Orcus is waiting for the Cylons to attack with everyone here

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    That may be the best moment in Cast Away, Yack

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    That party they throw him and he flicks the lighter on and off. Having all these luxuries at our fingertips, we take so much for granted. Ironically my water heater died yesterday so I was without water last night and I gotta tell you, you don't appreciate water coming out of your faucets until it doesn't.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Cylons kick ass

    by Abominable Snowcone

    For a while I thought they were rip-offs of Vader, and then Fett, but they rule. I will be eating Daggitt fajitas for dinner, 2012 comes two years early.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Speaking of 2012

    by orcus

    MS Office 2012 destroys your machine

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    HOD

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Don't know if you recall the great electrical brownout in August of 2003, which knocked out the entire eastern seaboard of the US, but that long weekend made me appreciate indoor plumbing and electricity.<p> But of course, given my survival skills (learned from watching Rambo, etc) I was not above taking a crap in my backyard at night. It's peaceful, looking up at the stars while voiding

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Hola Pillow, HOD, Abom!

    by toadkillerdog

    Tis indeed the second coming of the glorious Church of Chang. Someone grab Jarv!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    HOD

    by Abominable Snowcone

    last night, were you forced to drink your own urine and cannibalize anyone until the water came back on? That'd be schweet

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Very nice Mr. Beaks

    by Bellam

    I look forward to seeing more.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Hello TKD

    by Abominable Snowcone

    When I scrolled through the TB I saw Jarv's name up there, but I dunno if he's checked in today. I didn't visit this particular TB until this morning. He might be out ruining shitheels using "appropriate ammunition"

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, but you have to admit

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    There's a difference between product placement in something like I, Robot and in a movie like Cast Away. I mean, his character worked for a shipping company so unless they pulled a Simpsons and turned a real company into a fake one (Sony = Sorny), they needed to have the real deal there. Packages are never nondescript so the product placement was unavoidable.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I'm a little chagrined

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That the first part of Beaks' list omits "Stomp the Yard."

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Abom

    by toadkillerdog

    I live for smiting shitheels with my trusty mrv'ed #2 leaden death from the sky! <p> Attack!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Wasn't that blackout caused by Quebec?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Those miserable poutine munching twats.<p>Last night I was forced to drink wine and leave all my dirty dishes in the sink. So a regular Wednesday night.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I was working the night job

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Matisyahu concert. Tonight, christian heavy metal with Underoath.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Abom, is Christian heavy metal as truly bad as it seem?

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Damn those fucking do-gooders who get all prissy about being sober and being virgins. Saw a news piece on them. The fucking hypocryte was drinking fucking Red Ball while pontificating about having a clear head and not being sily. <p> I wanted to punch him and tell him Ive been both sober and a virgin, and the alternative was better.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    WOW, LOTS OF FAMILIAR FACES HERE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Top 100 people.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    HOD, the only thing CAST AWAY didn't have was Hanks reverentially murmuring "god bless Gilette" as it came time to shave his hobo beard off.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    THE PIANO TEACHER at #93!?!

    by Prague23

    You've already lost my interest. This list is BS. Top 100? Please. It's just a list of films, great ones already put behind complete rubbish. Pathetic.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Apparently the legendary 'god bless Gilette' scene was shot but the sponsor dropped out so it got cut.<p> Gilette needed all their dollars to secure the squeaky clean endorsement of Tiger Woods. Um...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    BSB!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Col. Tigh I'm honestly not that familiar with current heavy metal bands to know how do-goodish christian bands are, or how they stand against non-christian bands or bands who don't make an issue of religion in the songs, unless they're discussing our Dark Prince from the Fiery Realm Below

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Fuck Cast Away.

    by Lost Jarv

    Jesus, that was awful.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Cast Away lost me

    by Series7

    With the: 4 YEARS LATER! <P> Really? Can't even get a montage or something together?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Tiger Woods

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I never really followed the guy or his career, so I'm not sure if his current situation makes his image improve in my eyes, or stay the same. I mean, he's a gazillionaire. It shouldn't be a surprise that he was fooling around. It's news only because he got caught. Mrs. Woods has one of two options 1) be quiet and continue enjoying life as Mrs. Gazillionaire, or 2) divorce Tiger and take half his gazilliones with you, because at the end of the day, he'll do what he wants.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Cobra, Tiger will now be endorsing football helmets

    by toadkillerdog

    With: 'Face-Guard and 9 iron protection built in!' <p> So that 'a man can sleep safe and sound!' <p> Tiger Guard helmets - if you are fucking around, buy one today!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Narc

    by Star Hump

    Inspired by you guys I started writing a list and thought of a film I loved in the early 2000s - Narc. That was a rough little cop movie with Liotta at his malovent best. Worth inclusion in a top 100.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Tiger Guard Helmets

    by toadkillerdog

    Lets you sleep safe and sound when you are fucking around!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Hola BSB

    by toadkillerdog

    Yeah reg'lar Reunion here today. <p> If Chitty shows up, I may drop dead from excitment.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Abom, his wife is really hot, I'd be hoping that she'd take option 3 - swing a little and join the party.<p> I heard another TKD, 'whats the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a golf ball 300 yards.' Boom boom.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    TIGER HAS HORRIBLE TASTE IN SKANKS

    by BringingSexyBack

    You guys don't think Castaway was Hanks' tour de force? I don't understand the lot of you. It's like his best role ever, next to Gump.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Narc was a great film. Shame director went onto to do

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    tat souless piece of crap Smoking Aces. God, I hate that film. It could have been somebody, could have been a contender, but no..... style over substance, and not much style at that. Frankly John Woo and Stephen Chow do comedy deaths better than that. <p>Damn, I should probably have put Kung Fu Hussle in my top 10. That film doesnt have a single bad bit in it.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    TKD - GOOD TO SEE YOU

    by BringingSexyBack

    Have you seen Hurt Locker yet?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Tiger Endorses Everlast

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Golf great Tiger Woods announced this morning that he will be shooting a series of television commercials promoting Everlast's new line of sparring headgear. A spokesman for the boxing-equipment manufacter was quoted as saying, "This is fuckin' awesome! Thanks, Mrs. Woods! Sorry you didn't like how your husband's fingers smelled."

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    i think the third act of CAST AWAY

    by Six Demon Bag

    turns an above average film into a GREAT film.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    "HUSBAND'S FINGERS"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Heee

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I have not seen Hurt Locket BSB

    by toadkillerdog

    In fact, I have not seen anything new since this summer. I am seriously slacking in the movie watching. I have been catching up on my reading though.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Cobrai

    by Abominable Snowcone

    right you are--I hadn't considered that! Swing away Mrs. Woods<p> BSB, Hurt Locker rules

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    SDB

    by BringingSexyBack

    Damn, where u been? Did you catch the new housewife on OC? The Christian fundie who's a virtual slave to her husband?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    SDB, you gotta lotta supporters of the Hanks / Wilson rom com here!<p> I thought you were the only one! You must feel totally vindicated for all the shit ive given you on that one!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    TKD - THEN PUT IT AT THE TOP OF YOUR QUEUE

    by BringingSexyBack